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Ladydrawers: ... Like Lupus

Tuesday, September 08, 2015 By Anne Elizabeth Moore and Sheika Lugtu, Truthout | Graphic Journalism
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2015 0908ld fbThis month, The Ladydrawers' "Growing Season" looks at race and autoimmune disorders in "... Like Lupus," a strip with the brand-spanking-new contributor, artist Sheika Lugtu! In it, we continue to explore the links between public health, race and food policy as we discuss the disproportionate number of women of color affected by the mysterious illness known as lupus, as well as the extravagant rates at which doctors are receiving Big Pharma payouts to prescribe a drug that may cause it. (Read our first look at autoimmune disorders with Melissa Mendes, "Epidemic," here.)

We'll be back next month to look at the agriculture industry with hot new talent Sab Meynert, so catch up on all the strips in the series now.

Click here to open full-size in new window.2015 0908ld

Footnotes

1. Read: Annoying.

2. Also known as werewolfism.

3. K. T. Ho, C. W. Ahn, G. S. Alarcón, B. A. Baethge, F. K. Tan, J. Roseman, H. M. Bastian, B. J. Fessler, G. McGwin Jr., L. M. Vilá, J. Calvo-Alén, J. D. Reveille, and for the LUMINA Study Group.
"Systemic lupus erythematosus in a multiethnic cohort (LUMINA): XXVIII. Factors predictive of thrombotic events," Rheumatology (October 2005) 44 (10): 1303-1307, first published online July 19, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16030085 (accessed August 15, 2015.)

4. "Minority women are disproportionately impacted by the autoimmune disease lupus," NewsMedical, May 14, 2004. http://www.news-medical.net/news/2004/05/14/1520.aspx (accessed August 15, 2015).

5. "Safety Considerations," Humira product website. https://www.humira.com/?cid=ppc_ppd_ggl_franchise_brand_2015_humira_Phrase_64X1790908 (accessed August 15, 2015.)

6. Groeger, Lena, and Charles Ornstein, Mike Tigas, and Ryann Grochowski Jones. "Top 50 Companies," Dollars for Docs: How Industry Dollars Reach Your Doctors. ProPublica, July 1 2015. https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/  (accessed August 15, 2015).

7. Groeger et. al. "AbbVie, Inc." Dollars for Docs. ProPublica, July 1, 2015. https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/company/abbvie-inc (accessed August 15, 2015.)

Copyright, Truthout. May not be reprinted without permission.

Sheika Lugtu

Sheika Lugtu is a Chicago-based cartoonist and instructor. She has published over 20 titles, including her autobiographical comic-diary OMGcow.

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 is a Fulbright scholar, a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow, and is the recipient of a 2016 Write A House Fellowship in Detroit. 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 a solo show at the MCA Chicago. She has appeared on CNN, NPR, Voice of America, and in The New York Times, among others. Her most recent book, from Curbside Splendor, is Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes.

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Ladydrawers: ... Like Lupus

Tuesday, September 08, 2015 By Anne Elizabeth Moore and Sheika Lugtu, Truthout | Graphic Journalism
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
  • Print

2015 0908ld fbThis month, The Ladydrawers' "Growing Season" looks at race and autoimmune disorders in "... Like Lupus," a strip with the brand-spanking-new contributor, artist Sheika Lugtu! In it, we continue to explore the links between public health, race and food policy as we discuss the disproportionate number of women of color affected by the mysterious illness known as lupus, as well as the extravagant rates at which doctors are receiving Big Pharma payouts to prescribe a drug that may cause it. (Read our first look at autoimmune disorders with Melissa Mendes, "Epidemic," here.)

We'll be back next month to look at the agriculture industry with hot new talent Sab Meynert, so catch up on all the strips in the series now.

Click here to open full-size in new window.2015 0908ld

Footnotes

1. Read: Annoying.

2. Also known as werewolfism.

3. K. T. Ho, C. W. Ahn, G. S. Alarcón, B. A. Baethge, F. K. Tan, J. Roseman, H. M. Bastian, B. J. Fessler, G. McGwin Jr., L. M. Vilá, J. Calvo-Alén, J. D. Reveille, and for the LUMINA Study Group.
"Systemic lupus erythematosus in a multiethnic cohort (LUMINA): XXVIII. Factors predictive of thrombotic events," Rheumatology (October 2005) 44 (10): 1303-1307, first published online July 19, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16030085 (accessed August 15, 2015.)

4. "Minority women are disproportionately impacted by the autoimmune disease lupus," NewsMedical, May 14, 2004. http://www.news-medical.net/news/2004/05/14/1520.aspx (accessed August 15, 2015).

5. "Safety Considerations," Humira product website. https://www.humira.com/?cid=ppc_ppd_ggl_franchise_brand_2015_humira_Phrase_64X1790908 (accessed August 15, 2015.)

6. Groeger, Lena, and Charles Ornstein, Mike Tigas, and Ryann Grochowski Jones. "Top 50 Companies," Dollars for Docs: How Industry Dollars Reach Your Doctors. ProPublica, July 1 2015. https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/  (accessed August 15, 2015).

7. Groeger et. al. "AbbVie, Inc." Dollars for Docs. ProPublica, July 1, 2015. https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/company/abbvie-inc (accessed August 15, 2015.)

Copyright, Truthout. May not be reprinted without permission.

Sheika Lugtu

Sheika Lugtu is a Chicago-based cartoonist and instructor. She has published over 20 titles, including her autobiographical comic-diary OMGcow.

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 is a Fulbright scholar, a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow, and is the recipient of a 2016 Write A House Fellowship in Detroit. 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 a solo show at the MCA Chicago. She has appeared on CNN, NPR, Voice of America, and in The New York Times, among others. Her most recent book, from Curbside Splendor, is Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes.

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