Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. GrimmaTheNome

    GrimmaTheNome said, over 5 years ago

    ‘we’ being men, ‘thing’ being a woman.


  2. bdaverin

    bdaverin said, over 5 years ago

    Seriously, a woman can dislike getting attention from her fellow Marines without being a lesbian. Get OVER yourself. And Trudeau, even less attractive women can dislike the fake interest. Also, thanks for assuming larger women aren’t attractive normally. Not.

  3. cdward

    cdward said, over 5 years ago

    Is this a repeat? I mean, isn’t Mel a sergeant now?

  4. RegHartt

    RegHartt said, over 5 years ago

    It is not Trudeau’s place to picture an ideal world.

  5. Indyvice

    Indyvice said, over 5 years ago

    Yes, it is a repeat. Though I believe it was already pointed out previously, Mel was raped by an officer. That is why she is the way she is. No closets involved.

  6. Wyntre

    Wyntre said, over 5 years ago

    If you don’t think Trudeau is engaged in shaping the world, you haven’t been reading.

  7. Sandfan

    Sandfan GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Would it be possible to adopt a universal symbol of availability? Maybe a particular piece of jewelry worn in a specific location? That way, an approach could be made without having to clear it with a lawyer or consulting the latest New York Times “Rules for Inter-Gender Interaction”.

  8. Nemesys

    Nemesys said, over 5 years ago

    @Wyntre, we all shape the world, and some of us do so in much more profound ways than does Trudeau.

    @ Sandfan, there are such symbols, and depending on their color and/or location they not only designate availability but status (gay, bi, top, bottom, etc.). I don’t think they come standard on US Army uniforms.

  9. pair8head

    pair8head said, over 5 years ago


    Well said.

  10. terrible_t

    terrible_t said, over 5 years ago

    This is actually kind of relevant. I’ve had this saved in my bookmarks for over a year, and still read it periodically.

  11. reese828

    reese828 GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago


    You said it! I get tired of every man thinking he is an Adonis, and thinking every woman should swoon at his feet. Give me a break. For every supposedly unattractive woman I can assure you that the view from the female side would reveal just as many unattractive and unappealing men. By the way, to the person who made the bikini comment in regards to larger women – I also can’t stand seeing men going shirtless who are in serious need of a bra or the super-size guys squeezing into a Speedo. Ugh….The only thing I can say in their favor is that they certainly have plenty of self-confidence to go out in public like that.

  12. Nachikethass

    Nachikethass said, over 5 years ago

    You do need to catch up on Mel from earlier strips – that is cruel. Or, is that intentional?

  13. wstanley0418

    wstanley0418 said, over 5 years ago

    While acknowleging that this is a COMIC STRIP… One of us is sure, but one of us has a major problem that needs addressing. She was sexually harrassed ONE TIME by a superior officer and now she thinks EVERY man is out to harrass her – even those that don’t know her. This type of paranoia can quickly turn into something much worse. And if this were real life and the real military, it would severely hamper her upward movement through the ranks.

  14. randgrithr

    randgrithr said, over 5 years ago

    @Wstanley, it wasn’t harassment. It was rape. Harassment is bad enough. Rape is worse, and has lasting effects which approach other types of PTSD. @Gmartin997: stop being a homophobic cluetard. She’s not necessarily gay. She’s a rape victim. This is obviously a rerun. Roz’s “Desert Fox” attitude changes a great deal after she learns Mel was raped.

  15. Iron Handed

    Iron Handed said, over 5 years ago

    thank gosh for the magnification icon, i don’t know how I used to read this

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