Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Mel speaks the truth (Mel and Leo, the best characters GT has created since the original cast).

  2. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, almost 3 years ago

    For new readers, this isn’t a dreaded rerun; the first seven panels are a flashback she’s recounting to new recruits.

  3. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, almost 3 years ago

    Time to introduce a Vietnam concept called ‘fragging.’

  4. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, almost 3 years ago

    That’s why they give them guns and knives, to cut problems.

  5. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Mel is telling new recruits the ordeal she went through.
    She was sexually assaulted by her commanding officer about 7 years ago.
    When she first appeared in the strip, she was going through counseling at the Vet center that BD attends.
    She returned to active and has been promoted to sergeant.
    She continues to speak out this issue.

  6. Orion

    Orion said, almost 3 years ago

    Well, except there’s multiple routes and methods to report sexual assault, many of which are designed for EXACTLY this situation and allow you to report well outside of your chain of command.

    But let’s not let facts get in the way of a good story, huh?

    Orion

  7. pelican47

    pelican47 said, almost 3 years ago

    gmartin, rape is about control rather than lust. Violation through violence.

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  9. Jon Smyth

    Jon Smyth said, almost 3 years ago

    So the only time you ever get horny is when a beautiful woman happens to be around?

  10. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    So the excuse for dismissal here is she WASN’T asking for it?

  11. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, almost 3 years ago

    A teacher of mine used to say; “It is better to remain silent, and be thought an idiot, than to speak, and remove all doubt.”

  12. sixam

    sixam said, almost 3 years ago

    @Kaffekup

    So it’s a new strip with the first seven panels being reruns? That’s an 87.5% rerun. Can Trudeau get any lazier?

  13. Caldonia

    Caldonia said, almost 3 years ago

    Why do people get defensive about rape? Why would they be confused by it? “Rape has different definitions, different connotations.”

    Duh! It’s a violent crime. Those people are creepy.

  14. jmw1122

    jmw1122 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @sixam

    It’s not a rerun. She’s only ever talked about it before, we’ve never actually seen it until now.

  15. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, almost 3 years ago

    Couldn’t a been him
    Can’t get it up with a crane…

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