Bennett is drawing during the lens that the Barrett affirmation and the court docket’s ensuing 6-to-Three conservative majority is an obvious fait accompli. And if a shift to the fitting had been to result in a reversal of the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion choice, “I worry we’re now not all that a long way got rid of from the standing ladies loved in Gilead — the nightmarish dystopia that Margaret Atwood imagined in ‘The Handmaid’s Story,’ ” says the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, noting that get right of entry to to prison abortion has been sharply diminished on the state degree during the last 4 a long time.
“This depiction of Girl Justice, or will have to I say, the Girl Justice of a newly established Splendid Court docket, dressed in the uniform of one among Gilead’s handmaids — a uniform that has change into an emblem of the decreased rights of ladies — appeared to make sense to me,” he says.
Bennett’s caption coincides with The Washington Submit’s reporting ultimate week that Barrett held the name of “handmaid” within the small, Indiana-based Christian staff Folks of Reward, consistent with a 2010 listing excerpt got via The Submit.
Adam Zyglis, the Pulitzer-winning cartoonist for the Buffalo Information, is satirizing the court cases thru a an identical prism.
“My first response to her variety was once that her gender could be used to water down or distract from her report that antagonistic ladies’s rights and similar problems,” Zyglis says. “And certain sufficient, the GOP has sarcastically criticized the Democrats for attacking her for being a girl — it sounds as if they disregard years of crucifying Hillary [Clinton] on the stake.”
In the meantime, Jack Ohman, the Pulitzer-winning cartoonist for the Sacramento Bee, engaged in wordplay. “I stored listening to ‘court docket packing, court docket packing, court docket packing,’ all week,” he says. “Then, after all, ‘fracking, fracking, fracking.’ All this headnoise conspired to present me this concept, with the fracking/packing cool animated film” of Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) opposing the Reasonably priced Care Act.
And Mike Luckovich, the Pulitzer-winning cartoonist for the Atlanta Magazine-Charter, has forged Barrett in a twist at the George Washington myth. “The entire affirmation procedure is theater,” says the artist, who says he thinks Barrett can be showed, “and we all know what she’s going to do as soon as she’s at the bench.”
Here’s how any other cartoonists are spoofing the court cases:
R.J. Matson (CQ Roll Name):
Tom Toles (The Washington Submit):
Randall Enos (Cagle Cartoons):