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Monday, March 12, 2012

Doonesbury Still Rocks

Garry Trudeau has never gone away. In the past few months he's tackled a number of social issues, as he always has. Today he's started tackling the new legislated ultrasound "10 inch wand" laws being imposed in women seeking an abortion.

http://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/

And papers have backed off printing his strip. Some have moved it to the editorial page. Some have sought replacement strips until this issue is no longer in Doonesbury.

Sorry- did we go through a time warp and blast back to 1971 and nobody told me? This Puritan bullshit has to go.

10 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

I don't know Laura. Do kids still read the funny papers?

Austan said...

None of the kids I know bother. The adults still do, but kids don't care.

Pearl said...

I noticed the Puritanical crap myself. Not sure what's going on here, but when did we move back to the idea that women were too stupid to take care of themselves?

Pearl

CarrieBoo said...

And when did we ever want the opinion and judgment of those hypocritical, idiot, right-wing-religious, MALE morons?!!!

Twisted Scottish Bastard said...

Ah well, democracy was a nice experiment while it lasted.

Welcome to the new Theocracy

Austan said...

Pearl- Apparently when the Republicans lost their minds.

Austan said...

Carrie- I never did, but we're all working for the Pharoah these days, and women have no rights to their bodies. I tell ya, The Handmaid's Tale isn't far off.

Austan said...

TSB- Yeah, RIP democracy. Hello, crushing yoke of oppression.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

It is so hard to believe what we are hearing today. There is always a lot of garbage that is spoken during a presidential campaign, but this stuff that is getting all the press lately, beats all.

The Elephant's Child said...

I really don't mind (much) the loonies being allowed to put their views forward. I do mind (lots) when they either are greeted with open arms or their lunacy looks like a possible/probable outcome. Never mind which decade, which century are these bozos coming from.
Perhaps the ten inch wand could also be used on the other party to the pregnancy. As an equal rights sort of gesture.