Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Humor Chic News - TRENDHUNTER "Domestic Violence Cartoon Illustrations"

aleXsandro Palombo Draws Cartoons Unhappily Ever After

Italian artist Alexsandro Palombo illustrates domestic violence cartoon couples in his series titled 'What Kind of Man Are You? -- Stop violence against women.' The disturbing images portray famous fictional women who have supposedly been in good, long-term relationships.

Couples like Snow White and the Huntsman and Cinderella and Prince Charming are stereotyped as living happily-ever-after; Palombo wants you to see beyond that. Prince Charming is not so charming when he is standing over Cinderella's bloody body with a rock in hand. Even more modern partnerships like Peter and Lois Griffin's and Marge and Homer Simpson's are portrayed violently. Both women are depicted standing next to their smiling husbands with black eyes and fat lips. 

The series is to raise awareness of domestic violence. Palombo urges viewers to look out for telling signs of battered women -- because, even if they are treated "like a princess" publicly, doesn't mean they are treated the same privatel.


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