Sometimes it's good to petty, especially when your ex was a real toxic piece of work, and no one knows it better than the ladies behind a new Facebook art project called
Revenge Dioramas, which promises to fulfill all your revenge fantasies about the men who have wronged thee.
All you have to do is send over some information about your bad experiences, societal frustrations, etc. and creators Laura Stokes and Nichole Cordin will construct a fully-realized diorama depicting said scenario. Behold:
And while the project has a vein of humor running through it, it's mostly meant to be a therapeutic tool for women who feel they can't or won't be heard -- as emphasized by a recent creation in honor of pop star Kesha.
"What inspired us initially was conversations we were having among friends," Stokes told Metro UK. "We'd hear of something truly terrible being done to a woman and they couldn't speak out about it -- either because they feared being hurt, or losing a job or child," which works in tandem with their philosophy of "punching up." As Stokes explains, the dioramas are specifically for people who have been fucked over and feel like they can't fight back or speak up, like one WOC who wanted to speak out against gross, creepy messages from guys on online dating sites.
Stokes also told The Daily Dot that the goal of her project is to help "marginalized people to feel validated, to feel like, 'Yes, you have the right to be angry, this thing that was done to you was totally awful, and we are going to get some justice, if only in the form of plastic dinosaurs stomping on that person who wronged you'" -- an essential first step, especially since most women are taught they can't be visibly angry about something.
Stokes and Cordin are also planning on collaborating with more WOC, with guest writers and artists telling their stories via dioramas that can address political or personal injustices, with everything from microagressions to police brutality on the table.
"My friend, writer Audra Williams, actually pointed out to me that humor is one of the only safe ways for women to express anger," she continued. "We can't be directly and vocally angry about something — even just to ourselves. We feel like for it to be 'appropriate,' we have to cloak it in a joke." So maybe it's not so bad to take it out on He-Man et al.?
[h/t Metro UK]