The War on Women

Last week was quite a week for the issue of women in the race for the President. It inspired me to draw the cartoon above.

Whether you want to call it a War on Women or not, the GOP is doing a lot to try to take away rights for women.  When I drew this cartoon, I actually had in mind that the little girl was asking her mother about whether or not she acted to fight against this war on women. But I see now it could be interpreted either way. No matter. Children hear the word war and interpret it any way they can.  It’s just sad we have to have such a word.


About Liza Donnelly

Cartoonist and writer and live drawer for The New Yorker, CBS News. Speaker for TED and others. Books: Women On Men,
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8 Responses to The War on Women

  1. Looks like I get to sleep in tomorrow! Nothing that shows up overnight is gonna knock this off from being the Comic Strip of the Day. This has got to be one of those strips where you look back and wonder, “Did I do that?”

  2. IMTS “panel” of course.

  3. Nikki Stern says:

    You continue to “nail it”– I predict this will be a cultural touchstone for years to come…it certainly deserves to.

  4. Rob Husberg says:

    Regarding kids, the War on Women phrase is unfortunate, indeed. Of course, the GOP would not encourage that phrase — that came from some on the left, and perhaps not wisely. But the ultra-conservative intent is still there. Perhaps we could all just join-in on a War on Stupidity & Ignorance…even kids could get into that!

  5. Rob Husberg says:

    I’m still busy with my campaign to get your cartoons published more often in The New Yorker!

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