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10 Cartoons for International Women's Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day. Over the years, our cartoonists have drawn many, many cartoons about women. To mark this special day, we’ve selected 10 of our all-time favorite cartoons on the subject:

 

1. Equal Opportunities

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Many women still face a more difficult path in life than their male counterparts. Cartoon by Rodrigo de Matos.

 

2. My Soul Will Never Be Defeated

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Doaal Eladl is one of the most successful female cartoonists in Egypt; this wonderful image expresses strength in the face of adversity.

 

3. Shadow of Oppression

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Cuban artist Falco excels in images that are immensely powerful in their simplicity. This one is no different.

 

4. Sexual (R)evolution

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Another very clever and thought-provoking visual, made by Lebanese artist SWAHA.

 

5. Clash of Values

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One of our more popular cartoons of last year, this cartoon by Khalid Cherradi aptly shows how men think they can decide how women should dress.

 

6. Interfaith Dialogue

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Religion (also dominated by men) also plays a role in determining how women should live their life. A cartoon by Giacomo Cardelli from Italy.

 

7. Stockholm Syndrome

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Stockholm Syndrome can prevent a victim from leaving an abusive relationship. A striking cartoon by Ramses Morales Izquierdo.

 

8. Aphrodite

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Aphrodite's self-liberation, a beautiful image by Vasco Gargalo.

 

9. I Will Fly

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Amidst all the cartoons addressing wrongs that need to be set right, Elena Ospina offers an image of hope.

 

10. Equality

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A simple message, but a powerful truth. A cartoon by Omar Al Abdallat.

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