Mar. 5th, 2008

allyndra: (Deep Thoughts Xander)
I am fascinated by the Implicit Association Test from researchers at Harvard. The point of it is to get at the attitudes, conscious or unconscious, that we hold about race, gender, sexuality, disabilities, and more. I find the tests themselves interesting, but even more, I wonder about the post-test impact on people who take them. If their results suggest that they have, say, a preference towards whites over blacks, do they take that info and work to change? Shrug and say, "What the hell, white people actually are better."? Get mad and claim that the test is screwed up and inaccurate?

I took the one about Sexuality, and my results indicate a "moderate preference toward gay people over straight people." Which is interesting, but considering my hobby is imagining fictional characters in gay relationships, perhaps not so surprising.

If you would like to take any of the tests, the link is here.
allyndra: (Pin-up Philip)
Okay, so I just saw David Kawena's art, in which he takes Disney heroes and re-imagines them as pin up boys, and I think it's brilliant. Should I be icked at the sexualizing of images of my childhood? 'Cause I'm not. I'm amazed by the skill with which he did this, keeping their faces and body types on model while giving them entirely non-Disney attitudes and poses. The one in my icon is Prince Phillip, from Sleeping Beauty.

Seriously, go check these out. You'll never look at Lilo and Stitch the same way again.


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