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Once they ruled the world


Once they ruled the world

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Published; Altenative Law Journal. Legal Service Bulletin Co-op.

Physical description

Cartoon in black ink. The image shows three male characters, wearing suits and ties. The caption above reads 'They're white, male, heterosexual & right wing / ...& once they ruled the world', and the caption below reads 'Actually they still do'. Writing on a corner of teh paper in pencil reads '11'.

Statement of significance

The collection consists of 45 cartoons by free lance cartoonist Judy Horacek produced from mid 1980s to 2001. The cartoons provide social and political comment on gender relations. Horacek's work has appeared in number newspapers and journals including the Australian, the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald.

Horacek's work has always been especially concerned with women and feminism. Her characteristic spiky, sassy figures provide heroines which her readers readily identify with. Her cartoons reflect some of the major issues of the feminist movement including women and politics, women's place in society and women and work.

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