Sooky Rottweiler by Cynthia

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  1. SCOTTtheBADGER

    SCOTTtheBADGER GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I don’t remember any of these characters.

  2. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @SCOTTtheBADGER

    The white cat in the last frame is Mimi, the teenage cell-phone addict fashionista, (Buzz’s girlfriend) the two yellow cats are just diet addicts Mimi came across.

  3. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    When I first came up with the character of Mimi, she was supposed to be the feminine airhead who thinks about her cell phone and looks and not much else opposed to the hippie, cultivated, strong and feminist Beebee until I realized that idea was outdated and sexist.

    A while back, I would have hesitated to call myself a feminist, because all I knew about feminism was what I learned about in university and hated; that idea that you can be either an old and ugly woman with feminist ideas and see danger everywhere or a stupid makeup-wearing brainwashed bimbo who enjoys life. Well, it’s more than time to get rid of those ideas because most of us are in between.

    What most of us still think about when we think “feminism” (man-hating, sex-hating bitter old women whob act like all non-white and non-secular women are helpless victims of evil men, even though it means bombing them like in Afghanistan), that’s 1980’s feminism. There is a new kind of feminism out there in the digital age called Third Generation feminism who opposes the conservative and condescending views of their predecessors about sex, men and races. Their views on the bedroom can be pretty well summed up by Trudeau’s word (the real one, not junior) “The State has no place in the bedrooms of the nation”. Their (and my) views on violence is not, like past feminists, that men are responsible for all pain in the World and women are always the victim, but that women are persons like everyone, not martyrs or godesses and therefore, can do both good and evil, and minimizing men’s suffering serves no one because in the end, we’re all in this together.

    The ideas of Second Generation, cliché (I call it manichean) feminism owe much to Andrea Dworkin and Valerie Solanas, psychologically very ill man-haters who passed their personal rage as political ideas. Third-generation feminists are not the kind of people you’d expect; Annie Sprinkle, Nina Hartley, Betty Dodson, sex therapists (and some of them even porn stars) that say no to the idea of women as perpetual victims and men as irresponsible, dangerous sex-starved predators. Just think about Madonna, Lady Gaga and (when I was a kid), the Spice Girls. Their idea of feminity and their image can be pretty well defined as Third-Generation feminism, too. Having a pretty face does not make you stupid.

    And one more thing, that I more precisely attacked with this cartoon. We talk a lot about women being pressured to look as thin as possible or squeaky-clean scrapbooking soccer moms and morally perfect, it is definitely women’s oppression, same as girl-on-girl bullying and gossip, but who gossips? Who buys gossip magazines? Who judges other girls? Who buys Cosmo? Who listens to Martha Stewart? All that rubbish is read, watched, bought written and edited by women and it’s crushing us!

    Yes, it’s still hard to be a woman, but a good part of that burden is self-imposed.

  4. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    For a pretty cool and funny Third-Generation feminist blog, go to www.jezebel.com

  5. SCOTTtheBADGER

    SCOTTtheBADGER GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I tend to think of Lady GaGa as a supremely talented self promoter. And a very successful one. Nina Hartley, man that name brings back memories from the 1980’s!
    You make a very valid point in your last paragraph. My Mom always said that women were woman’s worst enemy.

    Those two yellow cats need to have Snow feed them some fish!

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