“What Makes A Girl”
About this Project:
The project demonstrates how many people, even women, argue about femininity. Some think that being "overly" feminine makes a woman seem like an attention-seeker. The demonization of femininity has caused girls to go against each other, deciding what we should and shouldn't like, wear, etc.
On the other hand, some girls that are not feminine get bashed for trying too hard to stand out and seem unique. They are also faced with pressure from others that think all women should be feminine. Girls should be supporting each other, especially since women already face so many other problems.
I felt that making a comic about this issue would be a good idea because it could show some of the points that both sides of the argument make, as well as why it is a problem.
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Feedback from the Judges:
If you continue working on these comics, I would love if the next one showed the blue and pink friends learning more details about one or two of the issues that the purple friend mentions here. For instance, maybe one of the them asks "What is the wage gap?" Then purple girl can explain the history behind unequal pay, how the gap that has persisted to this day, and how the gap is even greater for Black and Latina women than it is for White women! Then she can go in to some ways the girls can all work together to address the issue (contacting politicians, raising awareness, etc)!
A beautifully drawn comic with a nice message. Great work!
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