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a zine about the bizarre

THERE ARE THOSE WHO CHOOSE TO BELONG AND THOSE WHO DARE TO BE

DIFFERENT

3 BUCKS

VOL. 1

JESSIE CZOPEK


table of contents

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rre a z i b e out th b a e n i a z p.6-7 ? Z A to p.8 D e d r a b Bom ... p.9 s i a i d e The m ES p.10 L O R R E D N E E: G CHAPTER ON stereotypes p.11 cultural standards p.12-13

The Wonder JOck p.14 CHAPTER TWO: BODY IMAGE p.15 image control p.16-17 Perfection IS Poss ible!! EXTREME measures p .20-2

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CHAPTER THREE: BAS IC HUMAN RIGHTS p. 22 SEXUALITY; a p olitial battle ground p .23-25 binders f Ull of wo men p.26 common T Heme p.2 RALPH ST 7 EADMAN p .28 CHAPTER FOUR: B IZARRE OR COUR bodY mo AGEOUS? diFicat p.29 ions p . 3 0-31 biZarr e Love p.32-3 fanta 3 sy li ves p .34 virtu al wo rld BIG & p.35 beaut iful END p p.3 .38 -39

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A zine about the bizarre culture we live in and embrace without question. About those who choose to belong and those who dare to be different. Today in American society we are placed under pressure in all aspects of our lives from the media; telling us who we are and who we should be. Revealing, disturbing and destructive patterns of sameness that control our relationships, our appearance, gender roles and basic human rights. Creating control of difference, the standardization of humankind to satisfy a universal desire for sameness. Individuals have been trying to reach the common American dream, but some where it went

horribly wrong. Purging of millions of lives for beauty, success and true love. Individuality and self-expression is now considered abnormal and treated with a general social disgust. The human race come in all sorts of sizes, shapes and colors. Why dont we embrace our OWN identities rather than trying to recreate what we see in todays media? The abnormal is who have spirit and courage to find their true identities within our troubled society.

“IF ALL MANKIND WERE WeirD, THEN MAYBE THE NORMAL WOULD BE STRANGE� -Ralph Steadman


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a s in i a i ed The m ition to unique pos people thinking about specif i c iss ues while keeping other is sue away publ from the ic e ye.

Television, movies, music and advertising are a powerful storyteller in our culture. They use wit and irony to delight and grasp audiences for generations.

What may seem harmless and funny but they continually repeat myths, ideologies and patterns that adds up to a

POWERFUL FORM OF CULTURAL CONDITIONING

CONTROLLING OUR....


Chapter One: Gender Roles


Media often encourages stereotypes that we have been trying to abolish for centuries. It reflects the roles men and women are expected to fulfill.

People use what they see in the entertainment media as a reference point to fill in the gaps of their own lives. Feeling inadequate and different if they do not adhere to the stereotypes.


Women are continually shown to be subservient, fragile and delicate. Reducing women to a stereotype or even just abody part to sell a product.

Sexualization occurs when: “A person’s value comes only from his or her sexual appeal or behavior, to the exclusion of other characteristics. A person is held to a standard that equates physical attractiveness with being is sexually objectified. That is, made into a thing for others’ sexual use, rather than seen as a person with the capacity for independent action and decision making; and or sexuality is inappropriately impose upon a person.”

-American Psychological Association


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Chapter Two Body Image


FACE LIFT

For A Natural Young Beauty Now you can have it at any age! We cut, lift, pull and staple your face back with years off your appearance!

LIPOSUCTION

For an Hourglass Figure that will win Hearts!

We literally vacuum the fat away! No need for annoying sit-ups and crunches, today you can have curves that will drive the men wild with desire!


CHEMICAL PEEL

Smooth and Radiant Skin! Chemicals peel away wrinkles... along with several layers of skin. After months of redness, peeling and sworness your skin will be glowing with youth!

Knows the latest tips on lips, how to have radiant glowing skin aiiind how to get that desirable hour glass fiqure for THAT MEN LOOK FOR!

LIP INJECTIONS

For Hollywoods Loveliest Lips! Just in a matter of hours you can have fuller more kissable lips. Simply done by injecting fat from your ass right back in to your face!


THE EXTRAVANGANT WORLD

of the LIVING DOLLS

Little girls parade around wearing makeup, false eyelashes, spray on tans and huge hair extensions to be judged on their beauty, personality and costumes. Pricey gowns, “ painted on abs� and even fake teeth are worn to win the prize.

Girls are being taught their worth is based on physical attractiveness rather than being...

Young girls being pressured, encouraged and conditioned to fit our cultural standards of beauty. Swaying their self esteem starting at a younger and younger age.

Intelligent,

strong and accomplished.


Chapter Three: Basic Human Rights


A common theme is emerging, the standardization of mankind. Our culture has molded individuals but to the extreme, to reach the American Dream gone wrong.

IMAGINED

CENTER


IS THE BIZARRE THOSE WHO CHOOSE TO BELONG?

e v a h o h w Or thosed courage to spirit an their true find ith in our identitielsedwsociety? troub

r i e h t g n i t a Cultievnce as virtue differ


Body Modifications

Documents the lengths to which some people will go to express themselves. Hair, clothing, jewelry make a statement of individuals and now social conformity. Some visually modify their body to misidentify with the mainstream and prove uniqueness against the cultural expectations.

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hanging from your own skin

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offspring; but love can come in many different and bizarre forms. In some rare cases, people disregard As human beings we look for the social taboo about relationships relationships for love, safety and and have romantic and sexual atsecurity. Society disregards any tractions toward objects, known relationship that doesn’t produce as objectium sexual.

Bizarre Love

Joesph has an inimate relationship with his 1974 vw beetle he calls Vanilla. For Joe, Vanilla is the love of his life, his best friend, and treats Vanilla as she was if his WIFE.


Recently a factory in California began making an alternative partner, known as a REAL DOLL. Each doll is tailored maded to suit any desire. To bring love and companship To those who have difficulty identifing and connecting with other people. For some, money

CAN BUY YOU LOVE....

Bradley is romantically involved with a silcon doll he calls Michelle. Most people find their relationship shocking, deranged and unnatural. But brings Brad happiness to have some sort of physical attachment.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEING ALONE

� AND LONELY.�


Fantasy Lives An adult man spends half his life pretending to be a baby. Some fantalize about being young again, but this is turning back the clock to the extreme.

George escapes as a baby to get away from the stress and demands of everyday life; also known as ‘infantilism.’ George struggles with post traumatic stress disorder from childhood and regresses to early times pre-trama.

He plays with toys, is spoon fed, sleeps in a custom made crib, eats from a supersized high chair and even wears diapers. George believes he is unable to cope with reality as an adult but uses infantilism as a type of therapy to have a childhood he never had.


“Beautiful is not dicated by

my dress size but by

BEAUTY

WITHIN.”

big

beautiful

NAAFA, National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance is a group of women and men building self esteem for all shapes and proud of it! and sizes. Changing A new movement societies expectations that makes no apolo- of beauty and how gies for it’s size. WE THINK AND LIVE.


Stength and Softness in equal measure

A woman has flesh, curves, stretch marks, muscles wrinkles freckles dimples

Love your body the way as you were still a child, BEFORE THE WORLD

INTERFERED.

“WEIGHT DOES NOT

DEFINE ME”



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