Artist Clay Jones comments on his blog, "If you’re a man and you don’t understand what I’m talking about with this cartoon, stop and think about it." This was a reality check for me... Someone wouldn't know what he's talking about??? Oh, right. The patriarchy.
This conversation literally happened between me and a family friend yesterday... well, the first two panels, at least. Artist Matt Lubchansky at The Nib took it just one step farther.
The Nib posted this handy flow chart to help you decide what not to do. Thanks artist Scott Bateman!
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 →
Artist Rasenth has some things to say about the double standards that women have to put up with, published on Bust.
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 →
On Narratively, Secret Life of Gitmo's Women by artist Lucy Bellwood and interviewer Sarah Mirk tells the stories of two women serving in the Navy at Guantanamo Bay. The negatives of military culture seem to be amplified on the tiny island. Laura and Melanie's stories both speak to the isolation and emotional conflict they feel as part of the... Continue Reading →
The wonderful creative minds at RobotHugs explain how harassment can be invisible to some and insidious to others in the comic Harassment.
The remarkable artist MariNaomi tells the truth about a disgusting experience she had at a comics convention in this illustrated essay published at xojane.com "He apologizes, then announces (twice) that he’s distracted by my lipstick, and lifts my water glass for the audience to see, as if this is a valid reason to lose your... Continue Reading →