A Correction


In the spirit of journalistic integrity, I should mention that last week’s “Trojan MILFs” cartoon contained a factual error. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell (DE-Nutball) is not, in fact, a “hot mom” as implied in the cartoon. She is unmarried and without children. I mistakenly assumed that all that talk about masturbation and abstinence meant she had some kids of her own (who would ultimately grow into repressed, confused adults with bizarre  leather fetishes).  I was wrong, and I apologize. If one were feeling uncharitable, one could suggest that her crusade to stop the nation from having sex might not exactly be helping her in the relationship department, but that would be catty.

Despite this error, I maintain that O’Donnell is part of a larger phenomenon — a symbolic MILF, if not a literal one. Republican women are claiming the motherhood mantle, using it to promote themselves as pillars of decency and common sense, when in fact they embody the opposite.



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  • Steve Fisher

    Jen — please don’t flagellate yourself. (And you haven’t actually done that, for that matter. I’m suspecting that Christine and her ilk might get off on it.)

    What you did was ADMIT to a factual error. (And a rather minor one at that.) That’s far more than the right wingnuts would ever come close to doing. (They seem to be oblivious as to what facts even are.)

    Keep up the good work! Voices of sanity seem to be getting rarer and rarer these days.

  • http://www.slowpokecomics.com Jen Sorensen

    Thanks. You’re right: I bet O’Donnell puts the FLAG in flagellation!

Jen Sorensen is a nationally-syndicated political cartoonist whose work has appeared in The Progressive, The Nation, Daily Kos, Austin Chronicle, NPR, Ms., Politico, and many other publications. The recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, she tweets at @JenSorensen.

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