This Week’s Cartoon: “The Bully Rights Movement”



I was going to make a “bully pulpit” joke in this strip, but then I did a search and realized everyone on the internet had already made it. A cartoonist’s life is fraught with peril.

Mitt has done some good in the past, such as the health care plan he now distances himself from. But more and more, it seems like he’s a human hurricane leaving a trail of unemployed people, bowel-voiding dogs and traumatized gay teens in his wake.



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  • Anne S

    Recently I realized that most dudes of the male persuasion not only learn visually, but process spoken language visually, which is why the guys at work are almost uniformly so very much more appalled at my off-color jokes than I am at theirs. They honestly can’t not picture things. Thus, unappealing person + inappropriate sexual situation = piss shivers.

    “more and more, it seems like he’s a human hurricane leaving a trail of unemployed people, bowel-voiding dogs and traumatized gay teens in his wake.”

    I’m going to hand them this blog entry. Should be awesome. Might wipe out a whole department.

  • Tom

    I swear that the wall-eyed anchorcreature in the first panel reminds me of some of the TV people I met when I was an inkstained wretch!

    On a serious note: bullying of gay people is not only repugnant and disgusting, it’s also a danger to straight people who may mistakenly be identified as gay because they seem to some knuckledragger insufficiantly manly-man. Like me, they might say “lady” or “young woman” instead of the nouns “bitch” or “pussy.” A few years ago in Pensacola some teens out cruising for gay-bashing murdered a straight guy whose mistake was being in the wrong place at the wrong time. So it’s not just an issue for only gay people to be worried about, it’s about any of us who could be a victim of brutal idiocy.

  • Anne S

    I’ve always thought homophobia was strongly rooted in misogyny.

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

    Anne, I think they’re getting the piss-shivers (I’ll have to use that more often) because some people are shocked — shocked! — by hearing “unladylike” jokes from women. I hope you mention the phrase “bowel-voiding dogs” just as they’re eating lunch.

Jen Sorensen is a nationally-published political cartoonist. She is a 2017 Pulitzer Finalist and recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.

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