From The Legal Assistance Centre in Namibia comes a series of comics that instruct readers on how to identify, report, and respond to cases of abuse and sexual assault. These are fascinating reads -- the goal of each comic is to assist the victim of a crime, whether it is a suspected assailant who has been... Continue Reading →
In No 'I' in Sex, artist Toby Morris wishes he'd had better advice about sex and dating when he was a kid. Treating sex like a sport or a conquest is harmful to all involved, he says. He offers his own advice to the youth of today. Speaking bro-to-bro, Morris' message is clear and respectful.
More interesting than the superhero-style comic book that anchors the Priya's Shakti project, at least for me, are a series of audio interviews with assault victims that influenced writers Devineni & Menon in crafting the heroine's fictionalized story. Illustrated videos of these interviews are included in the "augmented reality" content viewable on a smartphone app, but I found... Continue Reading →
What a wild ride! Goddess incarnations, Battles of the Gods, and a rape survivor with a tiger to ride on as she shares her message of hope. Priya's Shakti is a vibrant and engaging public health campaign from India, anchored in a 36-page comic book written by Ram Devineni and Vikas Menon, with art by Dan... Continue Reading →
In 1984, future Spider-Man Peter Parker's story of sexual abuse was told in a free PSA comic produced by Marvel Comics in cooperation with the National Committee on the Prevention of Child Abuse. Jared at blogintomysetery.com writes a heartfelt review of the comic that he read as a kid, and now revisits as an adult. Jared also has... Continue Reading →
Dang, ohjoysextoy.com has a gorgeous website. It's dedicated to sex education and it's full of comics!! Get over there! I suggest you start with "Consent" and wander freely from there. The site is Most Definitely 18+ because there's lots of naked people.
Cartoonist Rebecca Cohen drew this comic for an article in Vitamin W. To determine which campuses are the best options for women, Vitamin W writer Padmini Parthasarathy and her team collected data on 80 US colleges. "We analyzed each school’s performance using several categories — including the ratio between male and female tenured professors, the presence of... Continue Reading →
Cartoonist Rebecca Cohen explains affirmative consent in this handy comic from UpWorthy. View the full 4 pages here.
This 10-minute animated PSA comes from CHILDLINE in India and shows how their specialists talk to kids about sexual abuse. It's worth a look if you are interested in education programs for kids. https://youtu.be/VkY0xqtw6W8