Welcome to Saturday Morning Cartoons, a segment where four artists take turns delighting you with their whimsy, facts and punchlines on Saturday mornings! Our esteemed cartoon critters are Cameron Glavin, Anna Bongiovanni, Megan Praz and Yao Xiao. Today’s cartoon is by Anna!
Special Note: With the recent closure of the adult section of Backpage.com, and the recent removal of solidarity with sex workers from The Women’s March, it’s becoming more apparent than ever that LGBTQ community needs to stand by and be active in supporting sex work and sex workers. The Senate claims that going after Backpage fights sex trafficking, but sex work is not trafficking. When advertising platforms are shut down, traffickers just hide further underground while sex workers struggle to survive. This comic, written by a Chicago sex worker and drawn by Anna, is about how the moralistic crusade against Backpage makes sex workers’ lives harder and more dangerous while pushing trafficking victims further into the margins.