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Doonesbury Takes on State-Rape

Thu, Mar 15, 2012


This week’s Doonesbury comic¬†(in five installments over the course of the week) is taking a harsh, satirical look at how Republican legislation all across America (specifically in Texas) is undermining women’s reproductive rights — and many papers are either refusing to run it at all or else moving it to their editorial pages. The strip discusses “shaming rooms” where women wait to be called “sluts” by middle-aged male legislators before being read a script by a doctor and ultimately being probed without their consent by a nurse with a “10-inch shaming wand” who says “By the authority invested in me by the GOP base, I thee rape.” Damn. Pretty powerful stuff. We love¬†all the attention this is getting in the media.

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