Topic of the month – July 2016

Posted on: June 30, 2016

This month’s topic is ‘Feminism’, which is where my cartooning life first began.  That was years ago, sometime last century in fact.  Society has changed dramatically in that time, thanks to the activism and the smarts of many women. But we’re not there yet –I’m still finding plenty to do cartoons about.

Next month’s TOTM will be ‘Games’.

Every month this website will feature ten to twenty Horacek cartoons on a chosen topic. I chose them alphabetically – next month’s topic will be something starting with E.  All cartoons are ©Judy Horacek. I’d rather you didn’t use these cartoons without my permission, but if you must, I’d appreciate it if you acknowledge my authorship and the source.  They are cartoons, not memes.  Cartoons this month were first published in The Age, Overland, Sheilas, The Walkley Magazine,  and in some one-off commissions.  (Actually Sheilas is the place of first publication for the majority of them.  It’s the monthly online feminist journal of the Victorian Women’s Trust and it’s free to subscribe, so you should definitely consider doing that)

01-Walkley-cover-col-outline-475

02-rooster-cross-road-col-300

03-50-Shades-col-300

04-Nov12-SPF-col-300

05-Casual-sexism-col-400

06-public-life-perfection-col-300

07-one-small-step-col-layers-400

08-madonna-whore-450

09---geol'l-oppression-col-450

10a-womeninsociety-col-450

10b-I-accept-col-350

11--glassceiling-col-300

12-diversity-strategy-col-300

13-equalrights-col-300

14-Rapunzel-Updated-col-300

15-candidate-col-w-layers-400

16-diversity-conservative-col-450

17-Apr14-Evolution-col-350

18-Sept-LikeAGirl-col-300

19-21st-century-feminist-col-400

20-May-Princess-Person-col-350

21-young-feminist-col-450

36 Comments

  1. Shirley Randell , says:

    Thanks Judy – especially loved the swimming and like a girl cartoons and would love to use these in PP speeches in my role as Board member of Women International Cricket League
    If you are happy with that of course i would acknowledge

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Hi Shirley, can you write the request down in an email, with the details so I can consider. Look forward to hearing from you. J x

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  2. Jenny Lee , says:

    I love the cartoons, but I was hoping you’d reproduce the one about women’s sport on TV (‘It can only mean one thing … All the men must have died.’) I had that on my fridge until a teenager stole it. I hope it’s giving her pleasure, but I miss it in my life.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      I deliberately only put in more recent feminist ones, but maybe that tv one will come up in a topic at a later date. I’m flattered to be stolen by a teenager!

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  3. Steph , says:

    If only I could purchase some of that SPF lotion somewhere….!

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Yes, it would be handy wouldn’t it?

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  4. Eva Court , says:

    Thanks Judy
    I do enjoy your cartoons so much even though sometimes I am laughing through tears. I have followed your career for many years.
    Congratulations. May you continue ot inspire us for ever.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks Eva. Laughing through tears is the only way to go forward sometimes. Lovely to hear that you are a longtime fan! x

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  5. Sue , says:

    Can you get the t-shirt one as a t-shirt?

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Yes you can get it on a t-shirt, and lots of other Horacek cartoons as well. Made to order on Redbubble, lots of styles and colours, http://www.redbubble.com/shop/judy+horacek+t-shirts The princess cartoon is in the bottom right corner.

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  6. Deborah , says:

    More please!!! Forever info-tained. x

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    • judy horacek , says:

      I’ll do my best!

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  7. Martina , says:

    Great collection. But if I had to choose, the princess t-shirt is an all time favourite though.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      I wouldn’t argue with you there, I’m very proud of that one.

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  8. Ara , says:

    I really appreciate these. Thanks.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      You’re welcome Ara

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  9. Danelle , says:

    Some of my old favourites in here – all classics!

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks Danelle. I picked them all from the last few years, so you must have been watching closely – good on you!

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  10. Cathy , says:

    Love your work! ????????

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks Cathy.

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  11. Jan Nicholls , says:

    Spot on, as always, Judy and very timely given the Federal Election this weekend. Thanks for the laughs and the thought-provoking images.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks Jan, and thanks for letting me know. Aah yes, the election…

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  12. Nancy Earth , says:

    Brilliant, Judy!!! Thanks so much for your humour and delightful cartoons!

    It IS a continuous struggle as patriarchy continually invents and re-invents new ways to oppress women and girls i.e. “Princess” consumer culture and those dangerous high heels.

    Again, many thanks for sharing~

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks Nancy, glad you enjoyed them. Wishing you all the best for the struggle!

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  13. Anna , says:

    Great batch! I enjoyed them a lot

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks Anna

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  14. Kellie , says:

    I love your work Judy

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Thanks Kellie

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  15. Fiona Tito Wheatland , says:

    Thanks for these Judi – as a woman who is approaching 60 and thought we might have made more progress by now, these are little rays of hope and laughter. Thanks.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Glad they helped cheer you a little. Little rays are definitely better than nothing.

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  16. Margaret McCasland , says:

    Love them all! Gotta keep laughing (as well as dancing) or it becomes too depressing (especially the toy aisle, which is more gender-stereotyped than ever). “Diversity Conservative Style” reminds me of the unwritten rule of women politicians, as well as many other higher level roles, at least here in the US: tho shalt have blond hair.

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Glad you liked them Margaret. Interesting comment about the necessity of blond hair in the US, I’ll keep a look out for that. And yes, isn’t the toy aisle SO depressing nowadays.

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  17. Carole Cherry , says:

    Hi Judy – would love to order some cards. Can I have access to your wholesale page? Thanks in advance, Carole, Urban Oasis – Pyrmont – 2009

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    • judy horacek , says:

      Hi Carole, Thanks for getting in touch. My cards are now being done by Blue Island Press. The phone is 02 9440 4640. I’ll also pass your details on to Toby Gerrish there and ask him to get in touch with you. They are Sydney based so it should be very easy. Warm wishes, Judy

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  18. Ian McCall , says:

    Judy these are absolutely brilliant. They make you think.

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  19. Elisabeth , says:

    Go the feminist fight. Wonderful cartoons and so apt.

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