It’s been a while since I made a comic, but I found a new site to make them on and this has been kicking around my head. So many things don’t make sense these days, but this logic I just can’t abide. I hate to think of how our children’s children will see us when they look back.
Anyway, here it is:
MMAS the Comic – Teaching 2017: Charlottesville
Frame 1: Classroom, teacher at the board pointing to text with chalk. Board reads “Neo-Nazi Violence in 2017; Charlottesville VA; August 12, 2017; Heather Heyer murdered; Deandre Harris beaten; 19 injured in car attack. Teacher speech: “…and anti-fascists counter-protested the Neo-Nazis, which—”
Frame 2: Classroom, kids at desks. Girl on far left w/brown skin & curly black hair raises her hand and says, “Um…Ms. Bradley? It says here some people thought the anti-fascists were “just as bad” as the fascists.” Other students look on in various degrees of surprise and disgust.
Frame 3: Teacher looking unhappy at board. “Yep. That’s what we call a false equivalence.”
Frame 4: Classroom, kids at desks. Girl who asked the question says, “I call it bullsh*t.” Other students look toward teacher (camera) in disbelief.]
As always, feedback is welcome.
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Yep, they’ve found me. Tiny MRA larvae. They’re not nearly as cute as baby slugs. ;)
- The Missing Stairs of Feminism (makemeasammich.org)
- Fast Company promoted a live chat with creepy “male feminist” (Salon)
- So You Want to Be a Male Feminist? Maybe Don’t. (NYmag.com)
- When We Call Bad Guys Good (Feministing)
Trigger warning for discussion of rape and rape culture.
I’ve been participating in some rape-related hashtags on Twitter over the past several days, including #WhenIWasRaped and #SolidarityIsForRapists, both created by Mikki Kendall (@Karnythia). As is nearly always the case, participation meant dealing with clueless dudes with comments like…well, like the one that inspired me to make my first (and probably not last, because fun!) BitStrips comic. Then I had to make a pretty frame to put it in (later changed to pretty header). Here it is.
Apologies to Joss Whedon. —Rosie