The Minneapolis Sunday paper is 5lbs. of liberal, politically correct, feminist tripe wrapped around the Sunday comics and the T.V. listings. I usually pull out what I need and drop the rest straight into the bin. Yesterday however, a cute drawing caught my eye. Accompanying a group of "lifestyle" columns about the color and flavor of life in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, USA was a cartoon of a smiling woman hitting a man in the face with a club
(this was to illustrate the concept of "passive-aggression," a character trait held by many Minnesotans.)
The on-line edition of the paper does not carry the cartoon so I have scanned it, you can see it here. http://hadleya1504.blogspot.com/
(Is it possible to post small images here?how?)
The credit reads: Illustrations by JOE ROCCO- Special to the Star Tribune
I wonder if Joe Rocco submitted sketches of other gender pairings for this concept; a woman hitting another woman, a man hitting another man. But of course not a man hitting a woman because anyone could tell you that would just be wrong.
is the email address of the editor of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Please feel free to drop these folks a line to let them know just how much you appreciate their perpetuation of double-standards regarding gender violence.
(Here are the sappy ramblings which accompanied the cartoon: http://www.startribune.com/389/story/434045.html)