Friday, May 14, 2010

The Girl With The Dragon Fist

A flash animation that I made. It's about a young Asian American woman struggling with beauty images. I based it on one of our readings, Jean Kilbourne's "The More You Subtract, the More You Add: Cutting Girls Down to Size", and my own personal experience (the scenarios in the animation are not actual events, just based off of them). Kilbourne discusses how society and the media pressures women to be as small as possible, in both size and in power. The character in the animation tries to change this view, and prove that women are strong by entering into her school's talent show to perform a Taekwondo routine where she breaks boards that are symbolic of negative messages about women.

Link to better online version, slowed down.

1 comment:

  1. I love this! Your aesthetic and your humor always impress. The connections to Kilbourne are perfect and your personal experience rings true and genuine. I imagine many women/girls will relate to this!