Thought Provoking Cartoons
It is a crime against the Heavens, Nature, and Humanity itself, to force that miracle called a human being to waste their life conforming to someone else’s stereotype.
About Feminine Riles
We have been cartooning on Instagram for nearly three years, creating over 400 feminist cartoons on our site: Feminine Riles
Our cartoons encourage you to think deeply and critically about what you read, hear, and see … we want you to look at what we have so long taken for granted, to question it, to get riled-up, and also to perhaps smile at the astonishing silliness, the senselessness of the things the world has come to accept – nay, expect – of its daughters.
Our mission is to promote thought and to make the world a better place.
If a picture says a thousand words, a cartoon says a million …
~ Kate Andrews, Associate Director, Institute of Economic Affairs
No one is ever more him/herself than when they really laugh. Their defenses are down. It’s very Zen-like, that moment. They are completely open, completely themselves when that message hits the brain and the laugh begins.
That’s when new ideas can be implanted. If a new idea slips-in at that moment, it has a chance to grow.
~ George Carlin, Comedian
What We Do
Our Book - "Feminine Riles: Cartoons To Promote Thought"
Feminine Riles: Cartoons To Promote Thought is a gorgeously illustrated, witty, and original look at patriarchy. It is a fascinating meditation on the system which underlies modern reality; a system which has dominated human history for about 4 millennia, siring slavery, feudalism, mercantilism, colonialism, capitalism, communism, authoritarianism … you name the ism, you will probably find patriarchal genes lurking within its DNA.
Patriarchy is a human artefact. It is neither god-given nor natural – instead, it is a particularly ugly man-made relic which lies at the foundation of so many dysfunctional social systems. A relic built on the concepts of male superiority, misogyny and militarism; the dominance of a few, the enslavement and expendability of the many; the worship of fleeting physical wealth and lining the pockets of the “superior”, regardless of the pain, misery or destruction that may cause; the ruthless exploitation of everything (animal, mineral, vegetable) the dominant can get their greedy hands upon, even if that should destroy the future for our descendants; the objectification of “the other”, including our Mother the Earth; and the hatred of anyone not of our tribe, as well as those of the tribe who do not slavishly and mindlessly follow its rules for behaviour.
It is our cri de cœur that it is past time to topple this oppressive and destructive system.
Cartoons are about using satire to expose lies, to illuminate wrongs, to skewer the powerful, to expose hypocrisy and stupidity, to reveal the ugly truths so often concealed behind the accepted and the conventional.
They are extraordinarily powerful because of their ability to penetrate hearts and minds.
A good cartoon will make you think deeply about what you thought you understood about the world; it may make you change your mind about the issues. A brilliant cartoon provides an insight which is incendiary, provoking your anger, even while you laugh.
Feminine Riles delivers cartoons which are not just good, but brilliant.
Each one is an act of insurgency, but a wickedly funny one, allowing you to laugh all the way to the revolution.
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Feminine Riles: Cartoons to Promote Thought
When we highlight these problems, we hope to create a space for healthy discussion and a better place for women. Women in society face numerous struggles only because of their womanhood.
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