Free Speech And Humor

Sometimes you get it wrong

I wonder what was going on in the mind of this cartoonist, Barbara Shermund, when she wrote this cartoon (above) in the 1930’s. Did she intend to have the men saying that even women make mistakes, i.e. “women are human;” or did she intend this to be understood that the men here were finally resigned to accept women as more than just bodies?

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Liza Donnelly

Visual journalist/writer for New Yorker, New York Times, WaPo, CNN. TED, SXSW speaker. Looking to change world w humor. newsletter:https://lizadonnelly.substack