CARTOON: Dung Beetle and Robot No. 059-062 “Boy Meets Girl”

Dung Beetle and Robot No. 059-062 “Boy Meets Girl”

I’m not keen on pink and blue sex-typing, and all the binary sex role nonsense that goes with them. But, there’s a reason I used them today.

Male and female Onthophagus gazella dung beetles are nearly identical, except the males have longer gazelle-like “horns”.  (The females have bumps.)  I gave Fecundity more gold on her head, but let’s face it: a big bunch of beetles All. Look. The same.

So, Egwunn’s dialog balloons are blue, and Fecundity’s are pink. It’s easier to tell who’s talking.

Worse, the beetles are camouflaged to their environment.

Now there’s a 20-point monochrome outline, to prevent the beetles from blending in with the similar sandy soil speckles. There’s also a lighter outline around the legs on the dung ball.

I hope all this makes it easier for you to tell what’s going on!

Please leave your thoughts about the cartoon in the comments. Thank you, Andrea

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ABLEISM CARTOON: "Able As De Facto Standard"

ABLEISM CARTOON:  “Able As De Facto Standard”

Three people are talking in an office canteen.
A balding man with a mustache, wearing a blue sportcoat and khaki trousers, is seated and assumes an air of superiority with hands behind head, saying,
“WELL I DON’T HAVE A PROBLEM.”
A white Little Person woman who has bright-red hair, wearing a black dress and red shoes, is standing by a coffee table and says,
“SO IT SHOULDN’T BE A PROBLEM FOR ANYONE ELSE?”
A black woman wearing a purple leather jacket and colourful top, is seating on a bench, spreading her arms wide as she says,
“WHO MADE YOU THE STANDARD BY WHICH ALL OTHERS ARE JUDGED?”
ABLEISM Abled as standard 2018-01-09