Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Dykes to Watch Out For (by Alison Bechdel)

This was a birthday gift! Written during the George W years, it's so politically relevant and so prescient it's scary. It's partly comforting -- we've been in this state of panic before -- and partly terrifying -- little did we know what was coming. (At least on the gay marriage front, it illuminates what a long way we've come. At least in this country.)

The characters are also great -- I loved the soap opera elements of following the characters and their various tribulations and love life complications.   The complete lack of male gaze is also incredibly refreshing -- different body types and gender presentations are treated matter-of-factly and it is liberating in that sense. So great, and exactly what I needed to read this month.

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Blogger Nimble said...

I just read the collection as well. It was a comfort and a reminder that there is a lot of repeat in our current political situation (although, yeah, the current potus is pretty unique). The characters provide plenty of good examples for awareness and protest. Such a fun revisit.

11:24 AM  
Blogger mo pie said...

Totally agree!

11:04 AM  

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