And inevitably when political cartoonists depict poverty/capitalism, it's a fat dude in a suit stepping on/bullying a skinny little person. But IRL, the poor are often fat and the rich often deify physical "fitness," because they're the ones who can best afford to pursue it. It's a status symbol. #fatphobia
I love cartoons. I used to draw them. But maybe it's time for political cartoonists to stop living with outdated iconography from two centuries ago if they want their overall philosophy to be forward-thinking. The world's changed a lot since Thomas Nast.
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This column is painful, but it talks at length about #fatphobia as an weapon against classes/races already suffering oppression... in marked contrast to the political cartoonists' reliance on depicting every fat person as 1%-er Jabba The Hut in a 3-piece suit:
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