We men are learning the scale of what women have had to put up with for so many millenia. We’ve heard some stories and the jokes, but now we have names and faces. What will we, as a society, do about it?
There’s an excellent article in the Nov. 27 New Yorker by Paul Bloom called “Beastly” about the theory that killers “dehumanize” their victims so they can exterminate them. Not true, says Bloom. The opposite is true, that the very fact of the victim’s humanity contributes to their death. Let’s face it, humans have no limits with their cruelty to one another and it’s being highlighted every day. Just watch the news.
What Would Justice Do? Simple Justice would cause Roy Moore to suspend his campaign, resign whatever seat in politics he might have in Alabama and spend the rest of his life working in a women’s shelter helping underage girls recover from the very abuse he heaped upon them. Poetic Justice would see to it that the voters of Alabama elect his Democratic opponent by a landslide and a grand jury made up of the grown women he molested when they were children indict him for trial.
The space alien in my cartoon was inspired by Ross Perot, the billionaire businessman who ran for president as a third party candidate against George H. W. Bush in 1992. According to a poll at the time, 59% of the people who said they had encounters with flying saucers preferred Perot over the President, Bill Clinton or Bob Dole. From then on, I drew Perot in a flying saucer. I call my little green man Ross Martian in honor of Perot and I bring him out now because I increasin
This cartoon is a throwback and futuristic at the same time. It’s a throwback in that it has not only a label (GOP) but also a floating label (MORAL AUTHORITY) like the cartoonists of old used. It’s futuristic in that it’s very simple and will look good on a cell phone screen, which is where all cartoons will appear in the next fifty years, if that long. People who like cartoons will subscribe to their favorites and disregard the rest. The day when a newspaper would run all k