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Cute Illustrations Remind Us Why Pregnant Women Deserve Our Seats More Than We Do
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Advertising, Social Issues6 years ago

Cute Illustrations Remind Us Why Pregnant Women Deserve Our Seats More Than We Do

However tired you may feel when you finally get a seat on the bus or train, chances are you’re less tired than the pregnant woman that might be standing right in front of you. Shiyang He, the talented Shanghai-based designer we wrote about recently, created these cute posters for Yili Milk in China to encourage people to give up their seats to pregnant women.

Most public transportation systems ask their riders to extend this courtesy anyway, but it’s nice to have a reminder of why it should be extended. And if these cute posters don’t do it for you, then check out the adventures of the 3 pregnant dads who wore pregnant-body suits for a month to see what pregnancy is like! Spoiler alert – they hated it.

Yili milk, the Chinese dairy company that the ads seem to have been made for, has been involved in a couple of scandals involving tainted baby formula.

More info: Behance (h/t: designtaxi, demilked)

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JovanaDacic
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6 years ago

I couldn't live with myself if I saw a pregnant woman and NOT give her my seat. Or elderly & disabled. Its baffling that people don't actually. Its just a seat.

JessicaDuncan
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6 years ago

Just realize that some disabled people may not look disabledz . I have arthritis in my spine, no ligaments in one ankle, broke my pelvis so have sciatic issues, and have huge spikes of bone in the bottom of my feet. But I look hale and healthy from the outside. That being said I still give up my seat for someone who is pregnant or walking worse than me.

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ElenaRogers
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6 years ago

But what if they look pregnant but are just unfortunately shaped? I'd hate to embarrass someone like that... I would always offer if I was able but I have an invisible disability too, and sometimes I am not able to stand; people judge others but unless someone actually asks for a seat it's not fair to assume someone's need is greater than another's.

AmyD
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6 years ago

I think people are taking the ads a little too personally. They're not suggesting that people with invisible disabilities should have their right to sit trumped by pregnant women, just that otherwise able-bodied people should consider that someone else may need their seat more than they do. To avoid possibly insulting someone who is not pregnant you can just try to make eye contact then ask them if they'd like to sit. If it becomes an issue with them you can easily diffuse it by saying "I've been sitting all day and you've just got on the train so I thought I'd ask just in case." There's no harm in being polite.

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KláraUlčová
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6 years ago

I love the way these illustrations are done. And hell yes, that´s it, now i understand why some ppl give me seat sometimes. I am just unfortunately (that´s the word) shaped, thank you ;)

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JovanaDacic
Community Member
6 years ago

I couldn't live with myself if I saw a pregnant woman and NOT give her my seat. Or elderly & disabled. Its baffling that people don't actually. Its just a seat.

JessicaDuncan
Community Member
6 years ago

Just realize that some disabled people may not look disabledz . I have arthritis in my spine, no ligaments in one ankle, broke my pelvis so have sciatic issues, and have huge spikes of bone in the bottom of my feet. But I look hale and healthy from the outside. That being said I still give up my seat for someone who is pregnant or walking worse than me.

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ElenaRogers
Community Member
6 years ago

But what if they look pregnant but are just unfortunately shaped? I'd hate to embarrass someone like that... I would always offer if I was able but I have an invisible disability too, and sometimes I am not able to stand; people judge others but unless someone actually asks for a seat it's not fair to assume someone's need is greater than another's.

AmyD
Community Member
6 years ago

I think people are taking the ads a little too personally. They're not suggesting that people with invisible disabilities should have their right to sit trumped by pregnant women, just that otherwise able-bodied people should consider that someone else may need their seat more than they do. To avoid possibly insulting someone who is not pregnant you can just try to make eye contact then ask them if they'd like to sit. If it becomes an issue with them you can easily diffuse it by saying "I've been sitting all day and you've just got on the train so I thought I'd ask just in case." There's no harm in being polite.

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KláraUlčová
Community Member
6 years ago

I love the way these illustrations are done. And hell yes, that´s it, now i understand why some ppl give me seat sometimes. I am just unfortunately (that´s the word) shaped, thank you ;)

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