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.
Tough Love from RobotHugs
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 →
A peek into the writing process: a comic about consent
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.
A savvy little comic for SAAM
Artist Robin Banks created this very pretty one-page info comic for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Visit their website to download it!
A bland comic about consent, on the occasion of Sexual Assault Prevention Month
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 →
Sex and Consent, Bro to Bro
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.
The strength to confront it
"How do you admit you’re a man who was sexually assaulted?" editorial comics artist Chris Kindred asks in his short comic My Black Skin Is Not An Invitation on Matter. This beautiful piece uses the comics form flawlessly, walking the reader through the morning after the assault, his friends' reactions, and his own framing and reframing of the experience. Kindred... Continue Reading →
Consent analogies, deconstructed
What's your favorite analogy for consent? Borrowing $5? Drinking tea? Lending someone your car? All of these analogies have become popular online. In "There Has To Be A Better Way To End Rape Culture" Anna Hundert discusses how these descriptions both succeed and fail to capture the problems at the heart of rape culture. These exchange-based analogies for consent,... Continue Reading →
A comic about consent with naked people in it.
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 explains affirmative consent in this handy comic from UpWorthy. View the full 4 pages here.