If it looks like a duck…

When he dressed up as a duck for a job in high school, Barry Deutsch was seen as female by the public and as gay by his coworkers.  Things got dangerous.  He tells an insightful story about personal vulnerability and the fragility of the gender system in If It Looks Like a Duck on The... Continue Reading →

Even a parka doesn’t stop them!

Meredith Gran at Octopus Pie riffs on real life in NYC.  She writes "New York is a city that never shuts down, and the lechers are no exception. In my time away from the city I’d forgotten just how persistent they are, even in the coldest weather. Those brave souls."

College students take on sexual assault

The assignment: Design a project that address issues surrounding sexual assault. The designers: Students Jane Kim, Shayna Lauer, and Helén Marton The course: Design for Public Awareness, Professor Jan Hadlaw in her course at York University, Toronto Another comic from the course that I'd like to see is “The Monsters I See,” a 16-page graphic novella by Esther... Continue Reading →

How Rape Makes Women Poorer

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.

Start ’em early!

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.

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