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.

An interview with artist Kiko Galpin

In Monster, Artist Kiko Galpin tells a very personal story about life after sexual assault. Earlier this month, Kiko answered some questions from Grab Back Comics about the process of making this comic and publishing it in Room Magazine.  Kiko says, "I wanted to convey the idea that this fear and discomfort doesn’t go away after the... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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