Check out this little gem by Crimson editorial cartoonist Samuel L. Clemens:
(h/t to Future Feminist Librarian-Activist for saving the cartoon in time–apparently The Crimson doesn’t archive its cartoons.)
Here’s the letter to the editor I wrote, the first such letter I’ve bothered to write in years:
The April 30 editorial cartoon by “Samuel L. Clemens” continues the fine work I’ve come to expect from the Crimson over the years. (Anyone remember the “presidential neckwear” cartoon published shortly after the announcement of our first female president? Allow me to jog your memory: contrasting with a necktie, President Faust’s accessory was a dog collar and leash.)
It’s nice to know that you’re only looking at your female classmates as faceless T&A in the summer, “Sam,” but perhaps you’d do us the courtesy of using your real name next time so that all women with a shred of good sense can avoid you.
Editorial cartoonists shouldn’t have to hide behind pseudonyms. If the editorial board can’t find cartoonists who can manage intelligent (and non-sexist) humor–and who are willing to publicly back their work–maybe it’s time to re-run old Sock Full of Quarters strips.
(For those of you who didn’t go to Harvard in the early 00’s, Sock Full of Quarters was a student strip featuring a Pepsi bottle and a battery. It was often offensive, but at least the guys drew under their own names. Also, I occasionally found it hilarious. If you’re a Facebook member, you can see some of the old strips on their group page.)