How many things do you know about the Suffragettes’ movement or the feminist movements? I guess the movement that fought for women’s rights is not something that the male history book writers are interested in putting in school books. Who cares about these women heroes when there are so many ‘great men’ that fought for their countries and Killed millions of people in the course of history? Yeah, you’re right, I’m being paranoid. Women just stayed home and took care of their children and welcomed back their men alive or in coffins and continued to give birth the next generations. But, that’s so irrelevant and small, right? I guess men could do it if it was small.
Photographer Eli Rezkallah decided to swap roles in some extremely sexist vintage ads.
She is my kind of girl.
Back then, these images looked completely normal and not even women could imagine a different world for them.
It might really seem crazy, but that’s the reality.
In today’s society they look so misogynistic and gender-biased that they become criminal.
Not back then though.
In a Paraller Universe is a project that aims to put the male mind into thinking and see how they would feel if taken the place of women.
I bet you haven’t seen anything like that before!
One day Eli listened at her uncles talk about how women are better off in their kitchen taking care of the house.
I am glad that this comment inspired her to create something as unique as this art.
She was surprised to find out that many modern men think with the same logic and want women in the house.
To be honest, I am surprised as well.
Eli’s rebuttal is extremely satisfying and it puts men in the same uncomfortable position that women have been since the beginning of time.
What do YOU think?
She hopes that with this project many women who are stuck in this stereotypical representation will find a way to get out of it and live the way they want to.
Patriarchy and misogyny is now more alive than ever. The way women have evolved and left the kitchen and entered the real world opposite men, the latter feel threatened by them and the more threatened they feel the more hostile they become. But, this isn’t something to make women feel scared, but only something to make them more feisty.