Parsons School of Design

BFA Communication Design

Thesis 2013

Alex Hack
Alex Hack was created to showcase women’s issues and experiences. My only goal is to start a conversation. Equality is not a partisan issue and should be addressed in an apolitical way, which is why I chose to focus on facts. The fact is women are poorer than men and are promoted less, despite their qualifications. Women currently hold 3.8 percent of Fortune 500 CEO positions, even though they’ve graduated from college at a higher rate than men since the early 1980s, currently earning 58.7 percent of all college degrees, including the majority of all bachelors, doctorates and masters degrees. Women are underrepresented both in politics and the media, making up only 17 percent of congress and only holding sixteen percent of influential Hollywood jobs, including cinematography, writing, directing and editing. This disproportion is not due to a lack of women workers, as forty-seven percent of the United States work force is female, seventy-three percent of those women working full-time jobs. Roles that are considered feminine such as housework and motherhood are automatically considered ‘less than.’ Women are frequently abused and mistreated and as a result, it’s hard for us to feel safe. On average someone is sexually assaulted in the U.S every two minutes, the vast majority of these cases being women. And while these statistics vary from country to country, the inequality is universal. Women are responsible for two-thirds of the work worldwide, yet make ten percent of the income and own one percent of the property. I want to do my best to change this and to make sure both daughters and sons have an equal chance at life.

Isabel Castillo Guijarro
Shaobo Han
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