Why We’re Calling Bullsh*t on Excuses for Workplace Sexism

Originally published on Lefty Cartoons and republished here with the artist’s permission. 

Ever heard these excuses for why gender discrimination at work “isn’t about sexism?”

This comic puts it all in perspective. It really shows why we shouldn’t have to sit around and wait for progress – let’s make a change so these lies don’t outlive us.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism


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Barry Deutsch is the Portland-based author and cartoonist of Ampersand, a political comic with a generally progressive sensibility. A new Ampersand comic appears in every issue of Dollars and Sense Magazine. While in school, his political cartoons won the Charles M. Schulz Award. His current comics project is my comic book Hereville, a fantasy adventure comic about an 11-year-old Jewish girl. Check out his blog and follow him on Twitter @barrydeutsch.

Becky Hawkins is an autobio cartoonist living in Portland, OR with her comic costar, Shoulder Angel. She often works in watercolor on postcard paper, a habit she picked up while traveling the world as a cruise ship musician. Other projects include an informational comic, Know Your Rights: Don’t Get Evicted, and a 1940s lesbian superhero graphic-novel-in-progress with cartoonist Barry Deutsch. You can find her on Tumblr and Twitter @hawkins_becky.