Women have come so far since the 1950s, just maybe not in the Oval Office.
Saint Hoax is a Syrian painter and activist who spent the last two years fighting Trump for “all the obvious reasons.” For her most recent project, she photoshopped famous sexist Trump quotes and put them on misogynistic advertisements from the 1950s. She calls it “Make America Misogynistic Again.”
The project was depressingly successful.
Saint Hoax came up withe idea of matching these quotes to posters after browsing through old sexist advertisements she found on the internet.
“As I was going through the lists that Huffington Post and Business Insider put together, I couldn’t stop linking these posters to Trump’s sexist remarks about women,” Saint Hoax said. “I decided to match the visuals with sexist Trump quotes and show them to my friends without actually telling them where I got the quotes from. I told them that these were the actual advertisements that were published in the 50s/60s and they believed it.”
The artist worries that President Trump is trying to take women back to the Mad Men era. Whatever he hopes to do legislatively, she hopes to fight back through art and culture.
“I’m hoping that these posters would make people realize that this ‘locker room talk’ is extremely dangerous especially since it’s coming from the President of the United States,” Saint Hoax said.
Happy depressing International Women’s Day, everyone!