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.
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.
Book Review: Oprah Winfrey by Joshua LaBello
In 1986, when I was 12 years old, Oprah Winfrey came out as a survivor of sexual abuse. Her candor was stunning. Her national talk show had been on the air for only one year, but she had already busted through the ratings set by talk show superstar Phil Donahue, a remarkable feat for a... Continue Reading →
The isolation of enlisted women at Gitmo
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 →
US Colleges’ sexual assault policies considered in rankings
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 →
Upcoming Book Review: Mel’s Story: Surviving Military Sexual Assault
Doonesbury's Gary Trudeau dedicates more than 100 pages to the story of one soldier who experienced sexual assault by a commanding officer. A book review will be posted soon.