Katrin sent in a set of signs and advertisements, collected at Buzzfeed, urging young people to refrain from doing methamphetamine, or “meth.”
What I found interesting was how many home made signs in rural areas were included. It suggests that many people in small towns feel that their children are under attack. Meanwhile, there’s no big money in drug addiction prevention. Hence the town-specific, home made signs that contrast so starkly to the generic, glossy, high-production value advertising we are so used to seeing.
Many more examples at Buzzfeed.Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.