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
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
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
Cuban artist Falco excels in images that are immensely powerful in their simplicity. This one is no different.
4. Sexual (R)evolution
Another very clever and thought-provoking visual, made by Lebanese artist SWAHA.
5. Clash of Values
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
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
Aphrodite's self-liberation, a beautiful image by Vasco Gargalo.
9. I Will Fly
Amidst all the cartoons addressing wrongs that need to be set right, Elena Ospina offers an image of hope.
A simple message, but a powerful truth. A cartoon by Omar Al Abdallat.