Exploring themes of activism and feminism, this project provides an open visual dialogue on the use of the female body as a weapon of protest. The techniques of demonstration used by four protest movements – Slutwalk, Missile Dick Chicks, Femen and Pink & Silver Bloc – are critiqued in a Risograph-printed zine, employing a ‘norm-critical’ visual language. Rejecting mainstream editorial design norms, my zine reflects the language of protest by juxtaposing elements of bright colour, enlarged typewriter and hand-written text (for a descriptive voice and personal opinion), closely cropped images and an unconventional page structure. Inspired by the work of Jan Van Toorn and the theory of defamiliarisation or 'making strange', the manipulation of the content is clear, aiming to provoke questioning of what is being presented.

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