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A Ladydrawers History of Women's Rights, Part IV: Feminine Hygiene and Intellectual Property

Tuesday, 09 April 2013 11:31 By Anne Elizabeth Moore and Laura Szumowski, Truthout | Graphic Journalism

LadydrawersThe last few Ladydrawers strips have tried to look a little more closely into the contemporary relationship between gender and cultural production, covering historic and continuing economic disparity between men and women; recent - but very small - gains made by women entering Congress (and how those gains stack up - or fail to - globally); and a deeply embedded gender bias in copyright law. In these next two strips, Anne Elizabeth Moore and Laura Szumowski look at another part of intellectual property rights law - patents - and some surprising but potentially disturbing news about gains made by women in the field of feminine hygiene.

Ladydrawers

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Laura Szumowski

Laura Szumowski is an illustrator and writer living in Chicago. She is the author of several nonfiction guidebooks and is best known for her work concerning women's health, such as Tip of the Iceberg: A Book About the Clitoris and Cycling: A Guide to Menstruation. See more of Laura's work at lauraszumowski.com.

Anne Elizabeth Moore

Anne Elizabeth Moore is a cultural critic and author of several award-winning, best-selling nonfiction books including Unmarketable (The New Press) and Cambodian Grrrl (Cantankerous Titles). She has held Fulbright scholarships and was a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow. Her work has appeared in The Baffler, Al Jazeera, Salon, The Onion, Talking Points Memo, Wilson Quarterly, Tin House, and in international art exhibitions including the Whitney Biennial and solo shows at the MCA Chicago. She has appeared on CNN, NPR, and in The New York Times, among others, and currently lives in Chicago.

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A Ladydrawers History of Women's Rights, Part IV: Feminine Hygiene and Intellectual Property

Tuesday, 09 April 2013 11:31 By Anne Elizabeth Moore and Laura Szumowski, Truthout | Graphic Journalism

LadydrawersThe last few Ladydrawers strips have tried to look a little more closely into the contemporary relationship between gender and cultural production, covering historic and continuing economic disparity between men and women; recent - but very small - gains made by women entering Congress (and how those gains stack up - or fail to - globally); and a deeply embedded gender bias in copyright law. In these next two strips, Anne Elizabeth Moore and Laura Szumowski look at another part of intellectual property rights law - patents - and some surprising but potentially disturbing news about gains made by women in the field of feminine hygiene.

Ladydrawers

Copyright, Truthout. May not be reprinted without permission.

Laura Szumowski

Laura Szumowski is an illustrator and writer living in Chicago. She is the author of several nonfiction guidebooks and is best known for her work concerning women's health, such as Tip of the Iceberg: A Book About the Clitoris and Cycling: A Guide to Menstruation. See more of Laura's work at lauraszumowski.com.

Anne Elizabeth Moore

Anne Elizabeth Moore is a cultural critic and author of several award-winning, best-selling nonfiction books including Unmarketable (The New Press) and Cambodian Grrrl (Cantankerous Titles). She has held Fulbright scholarships and was a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow. Her work has appeared in The Baffler, Al Jazeera, Salon, The Onion, Talking Points Memo, Wilson Quarterly, Tin House, and in international art exhibitions including the Whitney Biennial and solo shows at the MCA Chicago. She has appeared on CNN, NPR, and in The New York Times, among others, and currently lives in Chicago.

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A Ladydrawers History of Women's Rights: Part I Earnings and Yearnings
By Anne Elizabeth Moore and Corinne Mucha, Truthout | Graphic Journalism
A Ladydrawers History of Women's Rights: Part II
By Anne Elizabeth Moore, Danielle Chenette, Truthout | Graphic Journalism
Copywrongs! The Ladydrawers History of the World Part III
By Clay Harris , Anne Elizabeth Moore, Truthout | Graphic Journalism

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