Being the sole disciplinarian does not equal menopause.
Reminds me of my ex-husband, when we were finally getting the divorce, a few years after I moved out. He was sure I was being unreasonable in the negociations because I was entering menopause. I told him, "Don't you remember? That was over and done before I ever even moved out. Have you ever thought that maybe I pissed at you, not because somethings wrong with me, but because you're being an asshole?"
("No, you can not have the house that is paid for, all 25 of your guns, all of the garage full of power tools, 4 of our 5 paid for cars, 75% of the rest of our stuff, half of our cash, AND half of the inheritance I expect to get someday. I'm willing to pay to get rid of you, but not that much.")
Wow, that's messed up. How dare she be stern when discplining her children!
Menopause jokes, just like period/PMS jokes, will never be funny to me.
That comic strip is made entirely of a boring, tired, offensive trope, shows no imagination and isn't really even funny. Fail.
exactly what i was thinking: "oh, wow. another joke about female hormones. original."
I read a few of the others on the site. Nope, not funny. And yes, sexist. Seems like a guy who aims for a tongue-in-cheek, nudge-nudge kind of humour, but fails. Miserably.
There are not enough middle-fingers to flip at this in the world >:|
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Thanks :D and I love your icons too <3
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Just out of curiosity, is your user name a reference to the musical Tommy?
Oh no, what a mean, awful lady for telling the kids to clean their rooms before they go out and have fun.
I hate the idea that if a woman is stern, CLEARLY it must be ~that time of the month~ or her going through menopause.
Of course as a woman you can't be legit angry when your kids misbehave or refuse to do as they're told and your husband is just SITTING THERE not giving a fuck about anything, CAUSE CLEARLY ITS PMS/PERIOD OR MENOPUASE!
Yeah, I'd like to see him to try and control teenage girls with the "I'm your BFF and I never yell" attitude. Or any kids for that matter.
This just goes to show that being a great artist does not also make someone a good writer.
What's more offensive than the sexism is the fact that these jokes would have been tired in the 1970s; so they're pretty much ancient today. Blondie&Dagwood did all these gags decades ago (and they pulled it off MUCH better)
Also, while I have no problem with a man writing a comic about the trials of being the only penis in the family, it bothers me that none of the comics have any heart to them. Good dads tend to be very sweet on their daughters (especially when they're very young). And it's a bit weird and disturbing that this cutesy, Disney-style comic is all bitterness and no heart. It makes it very hard to like and/or relate to the main character.
So it's okay for Disney animators to be racist and all the rest of it but god forbid if they're sexist?
What is it with people and Disney? OMG DISNEY is magical and special and are never ever ever bad amirite?
Cat, and all, I'm sorry that this particular gag was offensive to so many. I want you to know, I deleted it. It was one of my first 5 or 10 strips I wrote and drew of Outnumbered, so I was finding my feeling a bit as far as writing, humor, and level of sensibility goes. I did show this particular strip to my wife and she was not offended by it. I pass all my strips by her to see if I've gone over the line. If you read my Outnumbered comic strip regularly I think you'll see I usually show the father (Mark) as kind of a screw up more than anything. Because men are, more times than not. We need our significant others in our lives to complete us (mentally:) and my wife would be the first to tell you that. At any rate, I know this is an old post, but I thought I'd finally write back and let you know I deleted this strip- it wasn't one of my favorites for many reasons, but it is a subject matter that is just not very funny to most of our population. Thanks. -Tom Bancroft