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Street Harassment

September 1st, 2010 Barry

This cartoon is available as a print or a poster on Redbubble.

Transcript:

(Each of the first nine panels shows a black-haired woman walking in a public place at different times and in different outfits. In each outfit, a different stranger on the street is making a comment to her. She looks very unhappy with the comments. Panel 1 starts showing her from fairly far away, but each panel gets closer up on her face until panel 9.)

Panel 1
Man in doorway: Damn, beautiful!

Panel 2 (woman is waiting at bus stop)
Guy sitting on stoop: You got a number?

Panel 3
Man grabbing woman’s arm: Suck my cock!

Panel 4
Grinning older man: Smile! You’re so pretty!

Panel 5 (Woman is carrying groceries)
Man in car: Hey! I’m talking to you! Fuck you then!

Panel 6 (Woman is riding bike)
Man: DAMN, sexy, you’ve got a fat ass.

Panel 7 (Close up on woman’s almost wincing face).
Off-panel voice: Just stop and talk. I just want to talk to you.

Panel 8 (Closer up on her face, which is turned away from the viewer.)
Off-panel voice: What’s your name? C’mon, tell me your

Panel 9 (Very far shot of woman, walking hunched over with her hands in her jacket pockets).
Off-panel voice: I’d fuck the SHIT out of that.

Panel 10 (Woman at home, in her bedroom. A cheerful man in the background, wearing pajamas and sitting on a bed, talks to her; she has her back to him and looks miserable.)
Man: If women on the street said I look nice, it’d make my day!

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Things You Should Generally Avoid Touching

November 18th, 2017 Barry


This cartoon was written by Rachel Swirsky. Check out Rachel’s website!


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Transcript of cartoon.

At the top of the cartoon, the title is printed in a friendly, 1950s retro font.

TITLE: Things You Should Generally Avoid Touching

PANEL 1
This panel shows two beakers, filled with colored liquid that is bubbling away.

CAPTION: Mysterious, bubbling beakers.

PANEL 2
A Black woman with a wonderful head of hair turns back, looking annoyed, as a hand reaches out from behind her to touch her hair.

CAPTION: Strangers’ bodies.

PANEL 3
There is a sandwich; rising from the sandwich is a vaporous green death skull.

CAPTION: Sandwiches abandoned at nuclear test sites.

PANEL 4
A woman, large with pregnancy, wearing a “baby on board” tee shirt, looks down with annoyance as a hand extends out to touch her belly.

CAPTON: Strangers’ bodies.

PANEL 5
A bunch of vampire bats, including a big one in the foreground staring straight out at the viewer, mouth open to reveal fangs, are flying in the air.

CAPTION: Rabid vampire bats.

PANEL 6
We see the hips, butt and waist of a person, gender indeterminate, wearing pants with a shirt tucked in. A hand reaches out to touch their butt.

CAPTION: Seriously, strangers’ bodies.

PANEL 7
A double-wide final panel.
A white woman talks to the Black woman from panel 2. The white woman has her finger on her face as if concentrating; the Black woman looks amused.

WHITE WOMAN: What if the rabid bats attack AND I have to defeat them with the mysterious beakers but FIRST I have to get a stranger out of the way AND she can’t see or hear me… THEN can I touch her hair?

BLACK WOMAN: That sounds likely.

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How Free Speech Was Saved

November 14th, 2017 Barry

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Transcript of Cartoon

Panel 1
This panel shows only the title of the strip, in large, cheerful letters on a blue background.
TITLE: How Free Speech Was Saved

Panel 2
Two men, in their 20s or 30s, are in a coffee shop. One of them, a handsome, muscular blonde man with a square jaw and wearing a sleeveless tee, is looking angrily at his tablet. The other, a scruffier looking man in a collared blue shirt, is sitting at a table with his laptop, but looking up in alarm.

BLONDE: The feminists are attacking free speech!
SCRUFF: Oh NO!

Panel 3
A closer shot of the two guys as they stare at Blonde’s tablet.

BLONDE: Look, this one’s calling out sexism in a video game!
SCRUFF: Feminist criticism? But that’s censorship!

Panel 4
Blonde dramatically gestures, looking up and waving fists in the air, as Scruff turns to his laptop.

BLONDE: This injustice CANNOT stand!
SCRUFF: I’ll get on social media!

Panel 5
This panel is divided into four sub-panels, showing four different men in different locations, all reading something on their computer or tablet and yelling “ATTACK!”

Panel 6
A 30ish woman in a black sleeveless tee sits in front of her laptop, a cup of coffee on the table, and looks shocked at what’s on her computer screen.
VARIOUS MESSAGES FROM COMPUTER: Step in a hole and die! Rape! I know where you live! Hate! SJW scum! You are pure @#$&! Die!
WOMAN: Yipes!

Panel 7
The same woman, now crying a little, types a message into her computer.
WOMAN: Dear friends: For the time being, I’m shutting down all my social media accounts…

Panel 8
Another panel that’s been divided into four sub-panels, each showing a different woman in a different location. They are all looking at their internet devices, and all thinking the same thought: “Look at what they did to her… Maybe I shouldn’t post online.”

Panel 9
Back to the two guys, who have their arms crossed and are looking happy and prideful, as they talk to a third man, a hippie-looking dude who is very impressed.

BLONDE: And that’s how we saved free speech!
HIPPIE: Wow! You guys are heroes!

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Trial

January 19th, 2017 Barry

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Transcript

Panel 1

(This panel, and all the panels that follow except the final panel, are colored in cheerful blues and blue-greens. This panel shows only the title of the strip, in large letters, overlapping a drawing of a judge’s gave.)

TITLE: Trial.

Panel 2

(A courtroom scene, showing a JUDGE, a DA, and a PRISONER.)

JUDGE: What are the charges against this prisoner?

DA: The prisoner is accused of being a woman in public!

Panel 3

(A closer shot of the prisoner and the judge; the judge is angrily admonishing the prisoner/)

PRISONER: Can I say…

JUDGE: No you can’t! You have to be silent!

Panel 4

(A large panel showing the DA as he sternly talks.)

DA: The charge isn’t just being a woman… She didn’t smile. Not even when I told her two! She wouldn’t share her phone number…. She wore clothing I found provocative. She used sarcasm!

Panel 5

(The prisoner angrily speaks up, but the judge and DA yell and interrupt her.)

PRISONER: This is ridic–

JUDGE AND DA: QUIET!

Panel 6

(The DA continues talking, looking serious and reasonable.)

DA: Most damning of all, the prisoner is accused of being unavailable for our immediate sexual use!

Panel 7

(The DA, warming to his theme, spreads his arms wide in the air as he talks.)

DA: By existing in public yet not sleeping with us, this woman flagrantly attacks our masculinity.

Panel 8

(Overcome with emotion, the DA lifts his clenched fists to his face and weeps cartoony tears that fly away from his face.)

DA: She even does this right in front of our male peers! Oh the humiliation!

Panel 9

(The judge leans forward and points at the prisoner as he speaks. The DA looks smug.)

JUDGE: I’ve heard enough! The prisoner is guilty!

PRISONER: What about my defense?

Panel 10

(A close-up of the judge as he raises his gavel and looks angry.)

JUDGE: I don’t want to hear it! I will now pronounce your sentence….

Panel 11

(The scene has completely switched to a slightly grubby street, colored in shades of dim brown. There is an alleyway in the background, with trash and litter. There is a bench, with two guys in very casual dress on it, both yelling after a woman who is walking by them quickly, her eyes firmly fixed on the ground in front of her. The two guys are the same guys who have been the Judge and DA in the earlier panels, and the woman was earlier seen as the Prisoner.)

DA: Hey! What’s your name?

JUDGE: Give us a smile.

DA: You got a number?

JUDGE: Don’t ignore me!

DA: We didn’t want you anyway!

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Pepsi, Good Will Ambassador

November 5th, 2008 Barry

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Objectivity Funnies

October 9th, 2008 Barry

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