El Bryan And The Safety Dance
A brilliant comic clowning recent silent protest featured in Retorts Illustrated penned by Bryan Stalder inspires more than a bit of angry pushback.
Northeast News Letter to the Editor reaction:
The “little woman crybaby.” No one could miss the crude and misogynistic statements by the incoming president during and revealed by the campaign. It is not at all unreasonable to understand that our aspiring young women, homemakers, and working and professional women might feel uneasy about their roles and voices in our society. That someone would portray their feelings as “crybaby” is beyond our ethical understanding!
Second, there is the safety pin. It has recently become a symbol of the personal statement, “You may feel safe in my presence. I will not pre-judge you or fear you because you are different in color, nationality, dress, gender, or religion than I.” If Stalder actually intended to belittle that gesture, we are sorry for him.
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