"The women of Bikini Kill let guitarist Billy Karren be in their feminist punk band, but only if he's willing to just "do some shit." Being a feminist dude is like that. We may ask you to "do some shit" for the band, but you don't get to be Kathleen Hannah."--@heatherurehere

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tuesday: Gender in the Comics

As always, click to enlarge the comics.

Ooogle Away, Boys!
Because we need to teach our kids early that it's ok for men, cops and crooks alike, to gaze creepily at women. Also, pretty women are liars.

Men At Peace
Every once in a while, the comics give us a critique of traditional masculinity. Non-sequitur questions the sanity of war by showing some men in a non-traditional scene:

What Women Want: Stilts
And finally, even Lio, anti-hero, succumbs to what the world tells boys and men what women want:

In a way, I suppose, this is also a critique of succumbing to traditional male masculinity roles. let's hope Lio learned his lesson.
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