Disney Princesses Make Effective Postergirls For Rape Awareness

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  • Artist Saint Hoax uses Disney Princesses to send a powerful message about sexual abuse.

    Artist Saint Hoax has come up with a disturbing, yet clever way to spread awareness about rape using Disney princesses and their fathers.

    When the artist found out that her best friend was raped by her own father at the age of seven, she took action by using some of the world’s friendliest faces to send a powerful message about incest and rape.

    ‘That story shocked me to my core,’ she explained to the Huffington Post. ‘As an artist/activist I decided to shed light on that topic again in a new form. I used Disney princess because it’s a visual language that my targeted audience would be attracted to.’

    Princest Diaries is ‘an awareness campaign targeting minors who have been subject to sexual abuse by a family member. The aim of the poster series is to encourage victims to report their cases in order for the authorities to prevent it from happening again,’ she explains on her website.

    The posters, which read ‘Forty-six percent of minors who are raped are victims of family members. It’s never too late to report your attack,’ reveal a shocking statistic.

    The campaign puts the subject of rape into a familiar context that can be universally understood. Saint Hoax often uses Disney characters to get her point across. In a series of works entitled PoliVillains, she has depicted world leaders as Disney’s most recognisable baddies.

    What an effective way to get our attention… 

    If you or anyone you know has been a victim of sexual abuse, you can contact RapeCrisis for help. 

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