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It Was Never A Dress: This Campaign Will Change The Way You See Women’s Bathroom Signs Forever
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It Was Never A Dress: This Campaign Will Change The Way You See Women’s Bathroom Signs Forever

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Tania Katan, an activist, author and programmer, created a fun new concept for bathroom signs that she hopes will “shift perceptions and assumptions about women and the audacious, sensitive, and powerful gestures they make every single day.” Instead of the dress-wearing bathroom-sign figure we’re used to, her sign features a woman in a superhero-style cape with the slogan, “It was never a dress.”

Katan, the Curator of Code at software developer Axosoft, created the #ItWasNeverADress campaign to encourage more women to enter the tech industry – one that many people do not associate with women.

More info: itwasneveradress.com | Facebook | Twitter

The #ItWasNeverADress campaign aims to empower women by changing how we look at bathroom signs

Image credits: Jamie Kruger

Turns out the women’s bathroom sign is actually a superhero silhouette

Image credits: It Was Never A Dress

Creator Tania Katan aims to bring more women into the world of software development

Image credits: Facebook

She hopes it will encourage more women to enter the tech industry, which many don’t associate with women

Image credits: Hayley Ringle

“In science, technology, arts, mathematics, politics, houses of worship, on the streets, and in our homes, insightful women are often uninvited, overlooked, or just plain dismissed”

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Image credits: Lawdan Shodaee

“It Was Never a Dress will foster necessary conversations, vital voices, and images from around the world that honor ALL women. When we see women differently… we see the world differently!”

Image credits: Axosoft

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There is a beast with heart of cold stone that dashes like lightning, shreds flesh from bone. // Bewitched by this beast, I fell to my knees. My mouth babbled madness and mumbled soft pleas. // I stared down the ravenous, gnashing dark maw of a cute cuddly kitten with yarn in its paw

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There is a beast with heart of cold stone that dashes like lightning, shreds flesh from bone. // Bewitched by this beast, I fell to my knees. My mouth babbled madness and mumbled soft pleas. // I stared down the ravenous, gnashing dark maw of a cute cuddly kitten with yarn in its paw

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guess
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Even when I was younger I always questioned the design of the doors-- what about the women who didn't like wearing dresses? This is cool.

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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am of the generation that have to disagree. It was a dress. I have never felt threaten by such an image. I know who I am and am proud.

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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, I think this is silly. Maybe "It is more than a dress". But come on, it was a dress.

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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Even when I was younger I always questioned the design of the doors-- what about the women who didn't like wearing dresses? This is cool.

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CarolynMeehan
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am of the generation that have to disagree. It was a dress. I have never felt threaten by such an image. I know who I am and am proud.

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PatrickFarley
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, I think this is silly. Maybe "It is more than a dress". But come on, it was a dress.

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