Ladydrawers: "Being of Service"

Tuesday, 09 July 2013 09:17 By Anne Elizabeth Moore, Delia Jean and Sarah Jaffe, Truthout | Cartoon
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LadydrawersOur recent investigations into the legislative roots of cultural misogyny - and the history of women's rights struggles to right them - have been very revealing. But there are modern repercussions, too, and today's strip launches a new year-long look at contemporary gender and economic justice around the world. A collaboration with labor reporter Sarah Jaffe, comics artist Delia Jean and Anne Elizabeth Moore, "Being of Service" explains what's behind the nationwide food service worker protests.

As always, you can catch all the previous strips here. If you're nearby, come see our exhibition "SEX. MONEY. RACE. GENDER. The Ladydrawers (of Chicago, Ill.) at the A+D Gallery." And on July 18th, Sarah Jaffe and Delia Jean will copresent a free workshop for food-service workers in the gallery. We'd love to see you there!

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Anne Elizabeth Moore

Anne Elizabeth Moore is a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow, Weinberg Fellow at the Newberry Library, a Fulbright scholar, and the author of several award-winning non-fiction books including Unmarketable (The New Press, 2007) and Cambodian Grrrl (2011). Co-editor and publisher of now-defunct Punk Planet and the founding editor of the Best American Comics series from Houghton Mifflin, Moore teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She contributes criticism to The New Inquiry, The Baffler, N+1p and many others and writes a monthly comic strip for Truthout called Ladydrawers on gender, labor, and culture. Her latest book from Cantankerous Titles, New Girl Law, was called “A post-empirical, proto-fourth-wave feminist memoir” by Bust Magazine.

Sarah Jaffe

Sarah Jaffe is an independent journalist covering labor, social and economic justice, and politics for The Atlantic, The Guardian, In These Times, Truthout and many other publications. She is the cohost of Belabored, a labor podcast hosted by Dissent magazine, and a frequent guest on other TV and radio programs. She lives in Brooklyn with a rescue dog and too many books.

Delia Jean

Delia Jean is a Chicago-born cartoonist and storyteller. She is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the creator of the comics series Station in Life. Find out more at her website.

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