What. The. Hell.
I realize that calling someone an ironic hipster is both superfluous and unnecessary, but good lord. I couldn’t think of any other way to nicely and succinctly say, “You’re a clueless idiot.” And to be honest, what I’m about to share with you is a terrible insult to hipsters, who I don’t really have a problem with. As long as they wear pants that fit properly.
So, what’s the problem exactly?
This logo for the Women’s Independent Film Festival:
I mean, this has to be a joke, right?
Seriously, I get that they’re going for a whole women-giving-birth-to-film thing, but holy christ-on-a-stick! Could they have found a more offensive logo to represent a women’s film festival? I really hate to pick on a group that probably means well, but I just can’t help myself here.
Being pregnant or giving birth isn’t synonymous with being a woman. Do I need to say that again? Okay, I won’t, but an organization like this REALLY should know better. It certainly has nothing to do with film production, unless your film just happens to be about birth and babies. Worse, it goes to support the pervasive attitude that women everywhere are baby-crazy airheads who are only doing this whole “film thing” as a hobby while their husbands bring home the actual bacon.
Look, I know it’s a logo. And I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with deciding to have children. What I am saying is, it’s irrelevant. And just like I want religion to stay far, far away from my political leaders… how about the professional groups “celebrating” women focus on their actual achievements, instead of their biological inner-workings. Unless, of course, you’d rather start seeing some rather gross movie posters celebrating the virility of men through the ages.
No? Your loss…