Matt Bors
Comics, Politics & Ridicule

Rape-istan



Tried to make a funny comic about rape. Let’s see if I can get through the day without a post excoriating me on Feministing. (Take note that I’m ridiculing the rapists and not the rapees!)

Afghanistan has been under criticism for legalizing marital rape, something they say will be repealed. Doesn’t matter either way, really. Getting punished for rape in countries like Afghanistan is like a government official being held to account for torture in America: it’s something human rights organizations complain about, but otherwise people turn their heads–look forward, not backward.

Women’s rights aren’t really at the forefront in the Land O’ Poppies. You are generally discouraged from pursuing punishment for these crimes–kind of like how it is in the US military.

Related: A more serious cartoon I did on rape.

05.12.2009 |



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