(Content Warning: suicide, ableism, anti-Black violence, fat stigmatism)
“It’s just a movie!”
What’s the big deal about misrepresentation in the media? You may think that issues like stereotypes on TV, offensive Halloween costumes, and fat-shaming magazine covers are trivial.
But the real-life impact of these issues is much more dangerous than you might realize. Here’s a comic that connects the dots to show why media misrepresentation – even when it shows up in “just a movie” – is something we should all care about.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Perfectly Explains Why We Need Diverse, Complex Media Representation
- Here’s How Representation in Comics Could Be Way Better
- Barbie Dolls and Bollywood – And Why Media Representation Matters for Self-Love
Ronnie Rene Ritchie is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism, an illustrator, and storyteller working out of Peterborough, Ontario. Since graduating from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon with a BFA in Illustration, Ronnie has had work featured in galleries and sex shops across North America, and their autobiographical webcomic, GQutie, has seen its popularity soar online. Learn more about GQutie, Ronnie’s illustration, or follow them on Twitter @ronithebear.