Category Archives: Media criticism

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

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Cartoon: Looters!

Help me make more cartoons by supporting my Patreon! A $1 or $2 pledge really helps. I usually post my cartoons on Patreon a week or two (or more!) before I post them in public (like on “Alas”). It’s a … Continue reading

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Comedy Is Dead

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Defending Free Speech

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Cartoon: Equally Bad!

Please help me make more cartoons by supporting my Patreon! I make a living primarily from lots of people pledging $1, and that’s kind of awesome. Back in August, a racist drove to El Paso, Texas and shot up a … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Token White Male Character

I can only make these cartoons because of my supporters on Patreon! If you can spare it, please join them! A $1 pledge really matters. If you don’t pay attention to online discussions of diversity in media, well then: Good … Continue reading

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Cartoon: The Puerto Rico Loop

If you enjoy these comics, please support them on Patreon. A $1 pledge means a lot. The ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico is being mostly ignored by virtually all institutions on the mainland. It’s impossible to imagine that the crisis … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Hiring

If you enjoy these cartoons, please support them on Patreon. Transcript of cartoon: Panel 1 The panel shows two white men; one is wearing a turtleneck shirt, the other is wearing a necktie with a sweatervest. Both are balding, but … Continue reading

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Journalists Can’t Be Bothered To Fact-Check Their Stories About College

In The Atlantic, Columbia professor Jon Cole writes: Today, nearly half of a random sample of roughly 3,000 college students surveyed by Gallup earlier this year are supportive of restrictions on certain forms of free speech on campus, and 69 … Continue reading

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What Is “The Male Gaze”?

The first use of the term “male” gaze, in 1975, was in an essay by Laura Mulvey: In a world ordered by sexual imbalance, pleasure in looking has been split between active/male and passive/female. The determining male gaze projects its … Continue reading

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