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Monday, June 2, 2014

The New York Times Pulls #YesAllWomen-Themed Cartoon for Being "Too Sensitive"

Posted by on Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 1:02 PM

On his blog, Michael Kupperman says that the latest installment of his comic strip with David Rees, "See Something, Say Something," was dropped by the New York Times. The cartoon addressed male outrage over the #YesAllWomen Twitter hashtag in a very direct way. Even though the New York Times refused to run the comic based on the Rees's script, Kupperman drew the comic anyway. Here's the first panel:

  • From See Something, Say Something by David Rees and Michael Kupperman

Go read the whole thing. The men's rights activists are out in force in the comments on the cartoon. Apparently, they dislike it when people portray them as irrational non-humans. Why don't those dumb men learn to shut up and take it as a compliment? That's clearly the way it's intended. God, if men would just quit whining on the internet, the world would be a much better place. Everyone would be so much more comfortable.


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If everyone would stop giving a fuck what stupid internet fights result from whatever hashtag of the moment, everyone would be so much more comfortable. When's the last time a hashtag trend actually led to a memorable conversation?


this is fucking sophomoric.
Posted by The CHZA on June 2, 2014 at 1:22 PM · Report this
The huge, gaping irony of them whining about the cartoon, thus proving the point of the cartoon, seems to have been missed by them. This mems rights movement seems wholly lacking in the ability to laugh at themselves.... Never a good sign.
Posted by Jude Fawley on June 2, 2014 at 1:23 PM · Report this
shuvoff 3
The most recent comment is very nearly a death threat. WTF?
Posted by shuvoff on June 2, 2014 at 1:25 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 4
As a casual observer of the hetero relationship, it seems to me that when men and women aren't screwing each other, they are trying to change each other. One is banging and the other is banging their head.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on June 2, 2014 at 1:28 PM · Report this
12 comments is hardly "out in force"
Posted by Doot on June 2, 2014 at 1:45 PM · Report this
Meh. Looks like a pretty shit comic, regardless of its current target.
Posted by GermanSausage on June 2, 2014 at 1:54 PM · Report this
--MC 7
#6 -- I was wondering about the quality of the art, but then realized that Kupperman was just crapping out a rough to show the idea (if the Times had accepted it, I am sure his art would have been better). And judging from the death threat in the comments, the writing was effective.
Posted by --MC on June 2, 2014 at 1:56 PM · Report this
Rotten666 8
eh, a little too on the nose IMO.
Posted by Rotten666 on June 2, 2014 at 1:58 PM · Report this
Lissa 9
@1: And yet this hashtag seems to bother you enough to comment.......
Posted by Lissa on June 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM · Report this
@7, ignoring the horrible art, it's seven panels of the same joke told over and over again, and it's a shit joke itself. I'd think any competent comic artist would come up with a much better strip at the MRA's expense. I've seen many amateurs do a better job.…
Posted by GermanSausage on June 2, 2014 at 2:11 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 11
Remember, at the NYT they believe in "Lean Out" - can't stand pushy women so they fire them for doing what male editors get kudos for.
Posted by Will in Seattle on June 2, 2014 at 2:11 PM · Report this
Max Solomon 12
@4: it's about 99% the latter, 1% the former.
Posted by Max Solomon on June 2, 2014 at 2:17 PM · Report this

What does that have to do with the argument? XKCD is one of the wittiest, most perceptive comix on the Interwebs & it's done all in stick figures.
Posted by COMTE on June 2, 2014 at 2:29 PM · Report this
JF 14
Get it? They're acting like kids. That's it. That's the joke.
Posted by JF on June 2, 2014 at 2:47 PM · Report this
@9 no it is not "this hashtag" it is the discussion of whatever hashtag.

You already got all excited because you thought your current pet hashtag is really working! Squee!

It's all fucking bullshit go-nowhere noise. There is no ambulatory discussion of any kind.
Posted by The CHZA on June 2, 2014 at 3:03 PM · Report this
Tracy 16
Thank you, Paul. Thank you!
Posted by Tracy on June 2, 2014 at 3:04 PM · Report this
I would hope the NYT would reject this simply on the basis of being one of the most poorly drawn, amateurish and unfunny comics I've ever read, regardless of the content
Posted by pranagraphic on June 2, 2014 at 3:22 PM · Report this
What @17 said. I'm guessing the NYT rejected it not because of sensitivity but because it has standards. And frankly, this is below standards for a high school newspaper.
Posted by bigyaz on June 2, 2014 at 3:41 PM · Report this
DOUG. 19
The best comics are clever. This comic is not clever.
Posted by DOUG. on June 2, 2014 at 3:55 PM · Report this
Fistique 20
Yeah, fuck the moral high ground. Everyone act like shitty babies to each other forever, that's the feminism I want to see.
Posted by Fistique on June 2, 2014 at 4:57 PM · Report this
Perhaps the NYT has an editorial policy against publishing cartoons made in MS Paint.
Posted by William F. Fuckley on June 2, 2014 at 5:20 PM · Report this
dwightmoodyforgetsthings 22
A whole lot of people seem to be missing the "This is a first draft banged out on a already rejected script" part of this story. And being dicks about it to.
Posted by dwightmoodyforgetsthings on June 2, 2014 at 6:11 PM · Report this
Um yeah, like 22 said, the strip hadn't been drawn yet when they rejected it so the art wasn't a factor.
And there a lot more jokes in there than them being babies. I don't think it's the funniest thing ever but I can see that he's made at least 4 different points.
Posted by chi_type on June 2, 2014 at 7:28 PM · Report this

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