In her project Against the Wall, Brazilian artist Carol Rossetti gives voice to many issues that impact women. She writes, "It always bothered me the world's constant attempts to control women's bodies, behaviors and identities. This control is such a deep part of our culture that we hardly ever realize how cruel it is and how it restricts... Continue Reading →
Artist Rasenth has some things to say about the double standards that women have to put up with, published on Bust.
Political cartoonist Barry Deutsch strikes again with this comic inspired by a story about the "rape tax" by Amanda Taub at Vox. Do concerns for personal safety impact decisions that women make about professional collaborations? Taub says yes, and the implications of those decisions are ultimately limiting to women's careers.
Artist Ursa Eyer follows a girl from "cute" at age 4 to "sexy" at age 21, and beyond, in the comic Cat Call on Huffington Post. Innocuous compliments make way for full-force street harassment.
How to be a Perfect Rape Victim. The emotionally honest geniuses at Robot Hugs made a devastating comic about how frustrating and demoralizing it is to report a sexual assault. The heartbreaking message: If you don't respond to your rape in the right way, you're just not credible. RobotHugs writes: "When I do comics for other... Continue Reading →
Political cartoonist Barry Deutsch tries out three different punchlines on this 6-panel comic about consent. I recommend this quick read for its thoughtful commentary on the process of making a comic.
Artist Robin Banks created this very pretty one-page info comic for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Visit their website to download it!
In 1986, when I was 12 years old, Oprah Winfrey came out as a survivor of sexual abuse. Her candor was stunning. Her national talk show had been on the air for only one year, but she had already busted through the ratings set by talk show superstar Phil Donahue, a remarkable feat for a... Continue Reading →
So... it's Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This actually wasn't the idea of the current president, although he seems to be taking credit. Obama first recognized April as SAAM in 2010, but I'll be honest that this is the first time I've heard of it. Should we feel grateful that an important movement that began in the '70s had gained national... Continue Reading →