Friday, June 08, 2007

Where The Girls Are

I have long intended to blog about political cartoonists and the percentage of women among them. That percentage is very small, and I want to study the reasons for that scarcity. But I have long intended to do about a million other things, too, and only about a hundred of those gets done every month. Which is not bad, really. But I would very much like to read that blog post about female political cartoonists. Could someone else write it, please?

This would be a good place to advertise Mikhaela Reid's new cartoon book: Attack of the 50 ft. Mikhaela.

Her book tour dates are here and you can buy the book here.

Where are the girls? Well, according to some they are going to take over the whole world and although female inferiority is but a natural biological fact this takeover attempt requires some serious testosterone injections to our national culture. If that sentence didn't make any sense to you, don't worry. I was just repeating the way wingnuts frame this issue.

But wingnuts have little to worry about. Even Mikhaela isn't really 50 feet tall.

And Shakespeare's Sister posted the logo of the blogs on the Atlantic Monthly:

Nice diversity of opinion there (click on the pic to see it better). But not much racial diversity. And none of those writers menstruate.