+ Reply to thread
Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Doonesbury vs Texas

  1. #1
    Administrator CatInASuit's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Coulsdon Cat Basket
    Posts
    8,657

    Default Doonesbury vs Texas

    Garry Trudeau's strip Doonesbury has taken aim at the ruling in Texas that all abortion seekers must have sonogram before they can actually have an abortion in order to make them reconsider.

    As a result, several newspapers have decided against running the strip and will be running something different for the week.

    I think this is one of those times that Art can seriously hold a mirror up to society and show it for what it is.
    In the land of the blind, the one-arm man is king.

  2. #2
    Elen síla lumenn' omentielvo What Exit?'s avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Central NJ (near Bree)
    Posts
    9,603

    Default

    I would like to apologize for Texas.

    It is such a silly and wasteful law.

  3. #3
    Oliphaunt
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    5,170

    Default

    Quote Originally posted by Doonesbury
    The male Republicans who run Texas require that all abortion seekers be examined with a 10-inch shaming wand. ... By the authority invested in me by the GOP base, I thee rape.
    I agree heartily with the intent of the comic, but I do wonder if that's a bit graphic for the funny pages.

  4. #4
    Oliphaunt Rube E. Tewesday's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    4,569

    Default

    Quote Originally posted by Orual View post
    Quote Originally posted by Doonesbury
    The male Republicans who run Texas require that all abortion seekers be examined with a 10-inch shaming wand. ... By the authority invested in me by the GOP base, I thee rape.
    I agree heartily with the intent of the comic, but I do wonder if that's a bit graphic for the funny pages.
    Similarly. I think this is one where a case can be made for running Doonesbury on the op-ed page, like a lot of papers do.

  5. #5
    For whom nothing is written. Oliveloaf's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    6,179

    Default

    Love Doonesbury.
    "I won't kill for money, and I won't marry for it. Other than that, I'm open to just about anything."

    -Jim Rockford

  6. #6
    The Queen Zuul's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    9,884

    Default

    It's a great strip, but today's is pretty disturbing. It made me wince. I can see how it could be inappropriate for the funnies.
    So now they are just dirt-covered English people in fur pelts with credit cards.

  7. #7
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    10,285

    Default

    Yikes. That is pretty harsh (if fitting). Probably better on the Op/Ed pages.

  8. #8
    Wanna cuddle? RabbitMage's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2009
    Location
    The buttcleft of California
    Posts
    1,143

    Default

    I think our paper publishes them in the Op-Ed except on Sundays. Although that may have changed.

    I think given the subject matter those comics are the appropriate amount of extreme.

  9. #9
    For whom nothing is written. Oliveloaf's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    6,179

    Default

    Quote Originally posted by Zuul View post
    It's a great strip, but today's is pretty disturbing. It made me wince. I can see how it could be inappropriate for the funnies.
    Disturbing, and desperately necessary.
    "I won't kill for money, and I won't marry for it. Other than that, I'm open to just about anything."

    -Jim Rockford

  10. #10
    Administrator CatInASuit's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Coulsdon Cat Basket
    Posts
    8,657

    Default

    I'm still amazed such a law was ever passed. So much for the right not to be interfered with by the state.
    In the land of the blind, the one-arm man is king.

  11. #11
    Oliphaunt
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    5,170

    Default

    Rich, white men and large corporations have the right not to be interfered with by the state.

    Everyone else is fair game.

  12. #12
    The Queen Zuul's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    9,884

    Default

    This is why I incorporated my uterus and made myself CEO.

    Suddenly, rights.
    So now they are just dirt-covered English people in fur pelts with credit cards.

  13. #13
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    10,285

    Default

    Quote Originally posted by Zuul View post
    This is why I incorporated my uterus and made myself CEO.

    Suddenly, rights.
    I don't remember any discussion here about the IPO. Are you selling stock?

+ Reply to thread

Posting rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts