Oct. 15th deadline is coming up!

Remember to submit to the Congressional Pop Quiz, and help Congress get the sexual health education it so desperately needs! Find out more here.

Congressional Pop Quiz Reminder

Quiz Congress on sexual health! Remember to submit your questions by the 15th. Details here.

Congressional Pop Quiz submission “Hey Baby,” Julia Von De Bur, 2012. 
(Created in response to Rush Limbaugh’s comments about Sandra Fluke, specifically his claim that “she’s having so much sex, she can’t afford her birth control pills”*. Which, of course, revealed that he has no clue how birth control works - and furthermore, that this seems to be the case with many of our male legislators. *The Rush Limbaugh Show, 2 March 2012.)
[Please note that in drawing this comic, I forgot that birth control pills typically come in wheel-shaped plastic packages, not bottles. -Julia]
To contribute to the Congressional Pop Quiz, read this post at our blog.

Congressional Pop Quiz submission “Hey Baby,” Julia Von De Bur, 2012. 

(Created in response to Rush Limbaugh’s comments about Sandra Fluke, specifically his claim that “she’s having so much sex, she can’t afford her birth control pills”*. Which, of course, revealed that he has no clue how birth control works - and furthermore, that this seems to be the case with many of our male legislators. *The Rush Limbaugh Show, 2 March 2012.)

[Please note that in drawing this comic, I forgot that birth control pills typically come in wheel-shaped plastic packages, not bottles. -Julia]

To contribute to the Congressional Pop Quiz, read this post at our blog.

Congressional Pop Quiz submission, “How is it possible to Give Someone an Abortion Who isn’t Pregnant?” Julia Von De Bur, 2012.
( Created in response to Rep. Akin’s claim that women who are not actually pregnant often get abortions.)
[I’m actually really interested to know what the answer is to this one. I have no clue what Akin actually thinks abortion involves. -Julia]
To contribute to the Congressional Pop Quiz, read this post at our blog.

Congressional Pop Quiz submission, “How is it possible to Give Someone an Abortion Who isn’t Pregnant?” Julia Von De Bur, 2012.

( Created in response to Rep. Akin’s claim that women who are not actually pregnant often get abortions.)

[I’m actually really interested to know what the answer is to this one. I have no clue what Akin actually thinks abortion involves. -Julia]

To contribute to the Congressional Pop Quiz, read this post at our blog.

Congressional Pop Quiz Reminder

Quiz Congress on sexual health! Remember to submit your questions by the 15th. Details here.

Congressional Pop Quiz Reminder

Remember, you’ve still got until the 15th to put together some proper sex ed questions for representatives in Congress! Details here.

Call for Participation: Congressional Pop Quiz

Reminder: the deadline for submissions to the CPQ is coming up! Be sure to get your submissions in by Oct. 1st!

Reminder: Let’s quiz Congress!

Remember to submit your single-panel comic questions for the Congressional pop quiz! We will be taking submissions until October 1st, and posting some of them to this blog. More info on submitting can be found here.

Pals: Let’s quiz Congress on sex, gender, and reproductive health.
Here’s the idea: As the project of Our Bodies, Ourselves underscores, there are no greater experts on bodies than their owners: there should be no louder policy advocates than the bodies being legislated. Our latest Truthout strip asks readers to submit questions for a Congressional Pop Quiz on the workings of your body. We’d like you—the cartoonists, the ladydrawers, the gender-aware media makers—to submit illustrated questions. You can use the questions from the Truthout comments section, generate queries among your own communities, or just straight-up ask Akin to identify the different between your vag and, say, a praying mantis. Which, actually, is pretty damn good at shutting “that whole thing down.” We’d like questions on sex and reproductive health, of course, but questions about gender seem appropriate too. Marriage, partner benefits—it seems a little bit endless, what we must ensure congress knows before further legislation is enacted. Anything. Be creative. Be funny. Be accurate. Use evidence-based resources, and cite them, so interested parties (R, D) can read more.
Most important: submit them to us via email at TheLadydrawers@gmail.com or on this Tumblr by October 1. We’ll publish everything we receive here and on our Tumblr that fits the above guidelines (so include your website in your submission for proper credit), and choose the very best ones to print or publish in a quiz we’ll send directly to congress. (We might even have a way to pay you.)
Can’t draw? Submit your text question on Truthout’s comment section, work with a friend who does like to draw, or do it anyway. You’re the expert: on your body, and how it should be legislated.

Pals: Let’s quiz Congress on sex, gender, and reproductive health.

Here’s the idea: As the project of Our Bodies, Ourselves underscores, there are no greater experts on bodies than their owners: there should be no louder policy advocates than the bodies being legislated. Our latest Truthout strip asks readers to submit questions for a Congressional Pop Quiz on the workings of your body. We’d like you—the cartoonists, the ladydrawers, the gender-aware media makers—to submit illustrated questions. You can use the questions from the Truthout comments section, generate queries among your own communities, or just straight-up ask Akin to identify the different between your vag and, say, a praying mantis. Which, actually, is pretty damn good at shutting “that whole thing down.” We’d like questions on sex and reproductive health, of course, but questions about gender seem appropriate too. Marriage, partner benefits—it seems a little bit endless, what we must ensure congress knows before further legislation is enacted. Anything. Be creative. Be funny. Be accurate. Use evidence-based resources, and cite them, so interested parties (R, D) can read more.

Most important: submit them to us via email at TheLadydrawers@gmail.com or on this Tumblr by October 1. We’ll publish everything we receive here and on our Tumblr that fits the above guidelines (so include your website in your submission for proper credit), and choose the very best ones to print or publish in a quiz we’ll send directly to congress. (We might even have a way to pay you.)

Can’t draw? Submit your text question on Truthout’s comment section, work with a friend who does like to draw, or do it anyway. You’re the expert: on your body, and how it should be legislated.

Wanna work on something with us?

Tumblr pals! Internetters-in-general! Twitterinos! And comics creators who, for some reason, have stumbled across this site in some other analog manner!

We’re planning a project, to be announced Tuesday with the release of our next Truthout strip. It will involve drawing! It will involve naked ladies! And it will involve jokes! That we will deliver to congress on your behalf. 

WATCH THIS SPACE TUESDAY FOR MORE, BECAUSE WE COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED TO WORK WITH YOU.


*Hm. Can’t figure out how to respond to questions, but OBVIOUSLY you will be welcome to draw whatever you want, including naked men. But congress is clearly in desperate need of accurate information about women’s bodies. Since it’s a legislative body made up of 83% men, perhaps they see enough naked men lounging around the ole congressional steam room? YOU CAN ALSO DRAW THAT. Details Tuesday!