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Normally I wouldn’t think that there needs to be a separate book about drinking for ladies, but she’s right about expectations… I saw this play out over and over again as a server:
So do women really drink differently? Sure they do, by and large, and there are also different expectations for how women drink. Case in point: I just ate at Matchbox on 8th Street SE a few days ago with three girlfriends. Two of them ordered red wines, another a whiskey smash, but I ordered a Yamazaki 12, neat. The waiter smiled and exclaimed something like, “I knew I liked you!” I’d bet he does not say that to his male clientele who order it.
Is there a drinking tip you’d give women that you wouldn’t give men?
No, the tips I give to women would apply to men too, like: Don’t drink only what you think you should be drinking based on advertising and social norms. But those things do seem to inform and shape women’s drinking habits more than those of men, so that’s why I speak to women specifically. Plus, I’m coming at it from experience. Drink what you like, and like it because you truly appreciate it for what it is, too. In the book, I also get into all kinds of more specific tips, such as how to be comfortable going to a bar alone, how to mix business and booze at a bar, and how to order with confidence.
I’m reblogging this because yesterday Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed the anti-gay bill I talked about in this comic into law.
This bill includes LIFE IMPRISONMENT for gay sex. It includes LIFE IMPRISONMENT for being in a gay marriage. The directors of any NGOs (including Sexual Minorities Uganda) found guilty of “promotion of homosexuality” face SEVEN YEARS IN JAIL.
This is the real stuff, people. Many of the folks I drew in this comic were just named directly by a tabloid newspaper and are fearing an imminent witch hunt.
A lot of the blame for this falls squarely on the shoulders of one man, Scott Lively, and his global campaign of homophobia. Please go read the full comic I did last month for the Center for Constitutional Rights that explains their legal case against him.
Watch any ski jumping in the Olympics? For my first story in The Cartoon Picayune, I did a two-part piece about a high school ski jumping team in New Hampshire. I just re-read it, and there are some fun things about it that I forgot. Here’s my explanation of how the meets are run. You can buy the whole issue here.
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"The Cartoon Picayune #6 (Small Worlds)" edited by Josh Kramer
Issue #6 of The Cartoon Picayune has four varied stories on a theme of “Small Worlds.” Adrian Pijoan looks into the latest research about what is destroying the world’s coral reefs and how they might be saved. Bill Volk ﬁnds an unlikely hero—amongst Furries! JTW shows us the mysterious world of outsider artist Henry Darger and his Vivian Girls. Finally, Jackie Roche takes a closer look at a historical coincidence involving a Booth and a Lincoln.
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Full-color cover with b&w interior
I have watched this over and over. I would love to make a comic about how a pit stop works.
Kudos to WaPo for writing about this
Although just about anything featuring Native Americans will hold my interest, I was floored by this front page piece about sexual violence from the other day.
In 2009, shortly after taking office, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was briefed by two FBI agents on the issue of violence on Indian reservations.
They told him about the soaring rates of assault and rape and the fact that on some reservations, the murder rate for native women is 10 times the national average.
“The way they phrased it was, if you are a young girl born on an Indian reservation, there’s a 1-in-3 chance or higher that you’re going to be abused during the course of your life,” Holder said in an interview. “I actually did not think the statistics were accurate. I remember asking, ‘check on those numbers.’ ”Officials came back to Holder and told him the statistics were right: Native women experience the highest rates of assault of any group in the United States.
“The numbers are just staggering,” Holder said. “It’s deplorable. And it was at that point I said, this is an issue that we have to deal with. I am simply not going to accept the fact it is acceptable for women to be abused at the rates they are being abused on native lands.”
The legal loophole that allows white people to do anything they want to native people on native lands without any consequence is horrific.
And why, oh why, was there this grey area at all after the Supreme Court ruled that non-natives couldn’t be tried by tribal courts?
The court said it was up to Congress to decide who had that authority.
“We are not unaware of the prevalence of non-Indian crime on today’s reservations, which the tribes forcefully argue requires the ability to try non-Indians,” the court said. “But these are considerations for Congress to weigh in deciding whether Indian tribes should finally be authorized to try non-Indians.”
Congress took no action for 35 years.
Hillary Clinton approaches the 2016 primaries and general election in a commanding position. Her high popularity and name recognition thrust her above Democratic and Republican rivals in hypothetical match ups. The Republican field is more crowded, with less distance between potential candidates. Chris Christie’s early chances may be depressed by his association with the George Washington Bridge lane closure fiasco.
wouldn’t have guessed it would be like this at this point
The deadline for pitching the next issue will be March 1, 2014.
The theme will be Virtue. The issue will have four stories that are each based around one of the cardinal virtues: prudence, justice, temperance, and fortitude. Submit a pitch on the brand new pitch form.