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 →

Let us harness the power of cats!

XKCD puts a woman in control of the universe, and it feels so good. This quick joke is worth the effort, even if you end up relying on the artist's explanation, like I did. Title text: Effect strength => [unstoppable] | Effect range => [2 miles] | Effect duration => [1 year] From the XKCD wiki:... Continue Reading →

Interview with comics artist Amy Camber

Shortly after the presidential election, Seattle artist Amy Camber's comic "One Week Later" was a gift to those of us who were stunned and aching.  Published on The Huffington Post, the comic now has more than 13,ooo views, likes, and shares.  The message of grief and empathy was just what so many of us needed to... Continue Reading →

You old dog, Bob Hope!

The snarky Seanbaby shares "5 Comics from When Sexual Assault was Considered Hilarious" on cracked.com. He explains "From 1950 to 1968, there was a comic called The Adventures of Bob Hope. And for 109 issues, every single adventure started the same way: Bob Hope runs up to a strange woman and molests her."

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