Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Slate's Cartoon of the Day

How poignant yes? If you aren't sure what the first cartoon is referencing, see Zuzu and then Jill over at Feministe. Zuzu wrote up a great post on women prisoners who are shackled during childbirth because they are a "flight risk" and a "potential threat to guards." Wouldn't you be if you were squeezing a 6-10lb watermelon out of your body through a relatively small hole? Then Jill followed up with the overall mistreatment of women in prison by the male guards and lack of recourse for rape or sexual assault.

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