Author Archives: Ampersand

Open Thread and Link Farm, My What Big Protests You Have Grandma Edition

Women’s marches: More than one million protesters vow to resist President Trump – The Washington Post Do Political Protests Matter? Evidence From The Tea Party Movement. “Policy making was also affected, as incumbents responded to large protests in their district … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Our Choices

Transcript of cartoon: OUR CHOICES (The title of the comic strip, “Our Choices,” is printed in large letters at the top of the cartoon.) Panel 1 (A woman and a man talk, the woman holding her hands out, palms up, … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Elections and politics | 2 Comments  

Free Speech On Campus, Attacked By The Right And The Left – Which Somehow Gets Reported As A Near-Exclusive Threat From The Left

(Although she may not agree with everything I wrote here, I want to acknowledge that this post was improved by a discussion I had with Jaz Twersky. Thanks, Jaz!) Four stories that I’ve run across recently: 1. Attacks on Tenure. … Continue reading

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I honestly feel bad that I only scored 14

Posted in Conservative zaniness, right-wingers, etc. | 10 Comments  

Cartoon: Special Treatment

If you enjoy my political cartoons, please consider supporting them on Patreon. TRANSCRIPT Panel one shows a man wearing a suit and sitting behind a desk, talking to a woman who looks unhappy about what he’s saying. The man is … Continue reading

Posted in Bigotry & Prejudice, Cartooning & comics, Transsexual and Transgender related issues | 8 Comments  

New SuperButch page, and, Beagles.

I’ve been slacking off on mentioning new SuperButch pages here – the last one I mentioned was page three, and we’ve just posted page eight. For those of you who want to read starting with page four, here’s a link. … Continue reading

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74 unpopular opinions about comics. And counting.

So there’s a meme going around comics twitter, where you post a tweet with a graphic that says “1 like, 1 unpopular comics opinion.” And then, however many “likes” that tweet gets, you post that many unpopular opinions about something … Continue reading

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Open Thread and Link Farm, Goodbye to 2016 We Won’t Miss Ya Edition

Happy 2017, everyone! May it be better than 2016. Leia Organa: A Critical Obituary How Racists Are Made Into Unicorns – Medium I don’t agree with all of this – I think a more generous reading of Drum’s argument would … Continue reading

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Quote: Jesse Williams on Critics of Black Lives Matter (plus the petition to get him fired)

From actor Jesse Williams’ award acceptance speech at the BET Awards, June 2016. And let’s get a couple things straight, just a little sidenote – the burden of the brutalized is not to comfort the bystander.That’s not our job, alright … Continue reading

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Please call or email to ask that Nina Chaubal be freed #freenina

Trans Lifeline is a suicide prevention help line for trans people. The co-founder of Trans Lifeline, Nina Chaubal, is currently in ICE detention and being threatened with deportation: Trans activist detained in Arizona and threatened with deportation due to bureaucratic … Continue reading

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