Author Archives: Ampersand

Cartoon: Patriarchy is Everywhere

If you enjoy these cartoons, support them on Patreon! My goal is to make a living from lots of tiny contributions! This is one of the few cartoons that I just straight-up swiped from somebody else. Well, sort of. Almost … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Feminism, sexism, etc | 1 Comment  

Open Thread and Link Farm, Canned Milk Edition

Debt and Deficits, Yet Again – Center for Economic and Policy Research “The deficit hawks will be screaming that the Biden package will over-stimulate the economy, leading to rising interest rates and inflation. There is some truth to these claims, … Continue reading

Posted in Link farms | 12 Comments  

An Anti-Trans Argument that’s Identical to an Anti-Choice Argument (and why it’s wrong)

Anti-choicers and anti-trans folks make the same argument: having an abortion/taking puberty blockers is too complex a decision for a teen, they say. We can’t let them choose when the stakes are so high, they say. The implication is that … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion & reproductive rights, Transsexual and Transgender related issues | 10 Comments  

Cartoon: Now That Trump’s Leaving…

Please support these cartoons on my Patreon! Lots of low-level donations from lots of readers is how I make my living, and I think that’s so cool. Happy new year! Despite how pessimistic this cartoon is, I believe 2021 will … Continue reading

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Cartoon: What Kind Of People Sexualize Children?

Please support these cartoons on Patreon! A $1 or $2 pledge really helps. This strip was drawn by my frequent collaborator Becky Hawkins.  As usual, Becky excels at communicating setting after setting in small panels; I think the store interior … Continue reading

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Cartoon: A Trans Man Walks Into The City Clerk’s Office…

This cartoon is a collaboration with Becky Hawkins. Please support these cartoons on Patreon! Some cartoons come about because I hear a friend complain about something I’d never thought about, and then I see another person online complaining about the … Continue reading

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Cancel Culture, Mimi, Jimmy, and Cowards At The University of Tennessee

This story is dispiriting and ugly. (Alternate link). When she was in the ninth grade, Mimi (who is white) sent a friend a three-second video in which Mimi used the N-word. Ms. Groves had originally sent the video, in which … Continue reading

Posted in Media criticism, norms of discourse, Racism, Society & Culture | 45 Comments  

Cartoon: Elves United!

If you like these cartoons, help me make more by supporting my patreon! Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate it! And to those of you that don’t celebrate it but do enjoy saying “merry Christmas!” I love doing … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Union Issues | 8 Comments  

Open Thread and Link Farm, Plague Doctors Edition

The Constitution Drafting Project – National Constitution Center “The National Constitution Center’s Constitution Drafting project brings together three teams of leading constitutional scholars—team libertarian, team progressive, and team conservative—to draft and present their ideal constitutions.” Interestingly, the progressive and conservative … Continue reading

Posted in Link farms | 25 Comments  

Cartoon: You Look Great!

Another collaboration with the wonderful Becky Hawkins! If you like these cartoons, please support them on Patreon! A small pledge makes a big difference. I’ve read many fat people’s accounts of losing weight due to illness and having their friends … Continue reading

Posted in Cartooning & comics, Fat, fat and more fat | 7 Comments