Liberté, égalité, fraternité - oh, the audacité!
To me this cartoon is clearly about cultural differences. Their faces seem to express bewilderment rather than censure
My vote.For me this cartoon is about the gap between cultural differences of people living together in France and Europe. And the lack of tolerance.
From my part, I would love to see more criticism/debate from the actual readers.After all, what we do is primarily fo them, it would be unfortunate if the "dialogue' is confined among peers. That said, I understand that a cartoonist feels that he made his point with his cartoon-so again it's up to you, the readers to provide the "words" debate underneath :-) The solution I have proposed for cartoonists is to "debate" a point with another cartoon of their own. After all, this is our weapon of choise ;-)
No no, I simply ment I would be interested to read more criticism of / opinions on some cartoons by fellow cartoonists. Obviously most guys here simply post their own stuff and that's that. Sure, there seem to be no right leaning cartoonists on CARTOON MOVEMENT, so there won't be too many "ideological" discussions, yet... shouldn't a platform like this also be about an exchange of thoughts? When I say "criticism", of course that's not necessarily dissing other people's stuff...
What would you define as "more communication'? My question is more technical-I mean, the ability to comment under each cartoon is here, so what more do you think is needed?
Thank you for your factual and polite answers - I wish there was a bit more communication on this website... (I find some cartoons quite annoying - not the above! -, but as a non-cartoonist I hesitate to do too much criticism here)
@Vandersmaa, no, not really addressing sexism/exploitation. If you can see past the nudity - which by the way, transcends gender in Europe - you'll find that central to the cartoon's message addresses what's quintessentially French: their enduring boldness, innate ability to defy/challenge, and quite possibly, now thinning tolerance.
I didn't interpret it to be necessarily about western sexism/exploitation of women (although that's certainly a valid perspective), but more a cartoon about the cultural gulf between the west, in this case rather aptly caught in a visual summary of European/French culture (I think nudism is a European thing, right?) and Islamic culture. So I don't think the cartoon is meant to make a strong statement.
Hmm... so you think nudism is as bad as forcing women to wear a burka, or what? Well, I know, you're probably trying to say something about western sexism and the exploitation of women, but doing that by simply drawing a naked (and, hey, smoking?!) lady on the beach...?!
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