International Women’s Day – a journey by cartoon

It’sYesterday was [ahem], international women’s day and, for good reasons, I was at the New Yorker’s Cartoon Bank searching for “tofu“. Give it a go, and you’ll not be unhappy. But search for “feminism” and you’re going to end up annoyed. Few of the results are by women (an endemic problem) and the ones that the New Yorker has are neither particularly feminist, nor – with perhaps this exception – particularly funny. Two years ago, there was an International Feminist Cartoon Exhibition and some fine drawing hit the net. Not this year which, judging by the quality of 2003’s entries, is a great shame. It’s not like Ann Telnaes is the only feminist cartoonist around.

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