Why represent women planning to engage in political action as smugglers? In their underwear? And barefoot?
What the hell is your point? That women are being treated like they should be barefoot and in the kitchen and not engaging in political activity when corporations can torpedo their plans for protest with a “computer says no” response? Hey, that might be a good point. Shame that the news story underneath just mentions a “national homebirth rally” without any description of what the government is planning to do that has instigated the protests.
So, if that was the possibly useful point of your cartoon, then why dilute that by showing a woman as someone wanting to smuggle infants clandestinely instead of travelling openly as the carer of an infant? And then dilute it even further by engaging in casual sexualisation with the underwear? Could you have trivialised this whole issue more if you’d employed a thinktank to brainstorm it with you?
Also, to all the other subeditors engaging in headlines about tantrums and dummy spits? Thank you so much for allowing your headlines to yet again minimise the political activism of women. Although at least most of you managed to keep that to stuff that actually referred to babies, unlike the heading below which accuses the mothers of throwing tantrums.
Perhaps noted fauxgressive “Lefty Tim” Brunero had nothing to do with the headline that accompanies the article carrying his byline. But in these days of swingeing corporate media cutbacks, does livenews.com.au even have a subeditor? Proper subeditors at least usually catch the typos.