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Web-Based Social Justice: Talking With The Woman Behind Popular Internet Meme “Privilege Denying Dude”

Vegan feminist Diana Lopez found a smart, funny, wildly popular way to use the internet for positive change... all in the form of a .jpg. Naturally, it made some people mad.

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Cartoonist and journalist Susie Cagle does big issues, real people, and the gap between, and does it beautifully. She’s been serializing pages from her ‘zine Nine Gallons, a true-life comic about her experiences with Food Not Bombs in the Tenderloin of San Francisco.

Vag Magazine is a The Office-style Web series that lovingly parodies the foibles of a group of well-meaning young feminists as they launch the titular publication. Broad gags like a character who menstruates freely against the patriarchy, and a rival publication called Cunt, are cut with winceworthily accurate portrayals of our own best intentions as activists.

Cartoonist Gabby Shulz dropped a meta-bomb with this gem of a comic, detailing the cycle that keeps women off the Internet despite men’s, uh, encouragement.

Brokey McPoverty sometimes takes breaks from writing really well, so she has more time to write really well and hilariously. Here she is guessing at the plot of this unfortunately titled “ urban fiction novel,” and here she is writing catalog copy for the new Steve Harvey line of suits for men. Don’t mess.

Cartoonist Kate Beaton loves history and literature, and, fortunately for the rest of us, boils it down to gag strips. Here’s her taking on Robinson Crusoe from Friday’s perspective.

And Diana Lopez names Sarah Haskins’ sadly defunct Target: Women video series from Current TV as a favorite. It’s well worth losing an afternoon to Haskins’ hilariously brutal deconstructions of daytime advertising.

 
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