New Cartoon: Crying at Weddings
Happy Belated Legal Same-Sex Marriage Day, all
(click image to see full cartoon)
Enough with that separate and unequal crap, just in time for the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, another groundbreaking ruling goes into effect. Clip this one out folks, it's a collectors' item--not only is this a rare upbeat Mikhaela cartoon (I promise I'll return to doom and gloom next week), this is history in the making. I only wish I had actually been in Cambridge at midnight when they started issuing licenses. Sigh... I really do cry easily, and watching this on TV made me sob like a baby. Where's my handkerchief?
By the way, if you don't know what he looks like, the guy in the bottom middle panel of the cartoon next to George W. is Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney... Romney's been trying to use a 1913 law originally designed to prevent interracial marriage to stop out-of-state same-sex couples from marrying in Massachusetts.
P.P.S. Yes my cartoon is sappy. But there should be more like it celebrating this historic event. And fewer Paul Reveres riding a horse to say gay marriage is coming (I don't even know what to make of that metaphor) or "the backlash is coming." Oh, and stop it already with the "morality is dead" or the "what's next? marrying dogs?" crap. Years from now, you'll just be embarassed.
P.P.P.S. OK, so it's time to be cynical again. Speaking of historic rulings, I mentioned Brown v. Board of Education. Of course, the sad part about that historic ruling is that in many parts of the country, thanks to white flight among other things, education is far from equal, as Lalo Alcaraz, Tony Auth, and Joel Pett point out.
P.P.P.P.S.Getting even more gloomy, I have not yet got around to my gigantic post about prison torture cartoons. But if you want to see the ones that make me wince and twitch in anger, please take a look at Glenn McCoy's stuff--his latest basically says that torturing Iraqis is NECESSARY to stop the violence in Iraq. A previous cartoon suggested that those photos were somehow appropriate revenge for Arab/Muslim treatment of women. Oh boy, torture is a feminist activity now? (We won't get into the cartoons this man has done about women's rights).