The Big Feminist BUT: Corinne Mucha's "Spinster"
Do you like comics? Do you like feminism? Do you think it's bunk that publishers have no compunction about saying things like, "We can't sell a book with the word 'feminist' in the title"? Then you might want to know about a new comics anthology called The Big Feminist BUT. Editors Shannon O'Leary and Joan Reilly explain:
Women now regularly run for the highest offices in the land, BUT turn the channel and we're bombarded with Teen Moms and Real Housewives. Women can have any career they want, BUT they still have to contend with the tick tick tock of their biological clocks when it comes to their love lives. Of course, these days women can also choose not to have children at all, BUT will they really ever be truly fulfilled if they don't? What do we really mean when we start a sentence with the disclaimers, "I'm not a feminist BUT…" or "I am 100% a feminist BUT…"
"What do our great big "BUTS…" say about where things stand between the sexes in the 21st Century?
As friends of (and, full disclosure, a contributor to) the BFB, Bitch will be posting three comics from the anthology here over the three weeks, to coincide with the project's Kickstarter campaign, which runs through December and is offering lots of great incentives for backers, including original art, minicomics, and more. Today, Corinne Mucha ponders the meaning of the word "spinster."
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