These Gender Equality Comics Use Humor to Illuminate Injustice

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Aug 19, 2015
References: beijing20.unwomen.org & designtaxi
For this year's Beijing 20 Summit, the UN asked young women aged 18 to 28 to create gender equality comics.

The comics demonstrate the reality of gender inequality from a global perspective, with submissions coming from all over the world. In one illustration, a man is shown riding an escalator while a woman stares up at a dauntingly steep ladder. In another, a man with a crying baby in his arms hesitates in front of two washrooms, one of which is designated for men, the other for women and children.

Whether they are metaphors for overwhelming feelings of inadequacy or depictions of the small ways in which women and men are harmed by gender inequality every day, these gender equality comics use humor to shed light on one of the most important issues of our time.