The Ladydrawers' History of Women's Rights Part V

Monday, 13 May 2013 15:10 By Laura Szumowski and Anne Elizabeth Moore, Truthout | Op-Ed
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LadydrawersFollowing The Ladydrawers' March investigation into the gender bias embedded in copyright law, Anne Elizabeth Moore and Laura Szumowski started to look at patents and feminine hygiene in April. This followup strip reveals the amazing feminist secrets of the sanitary napkin disposal bag, and it is sure to delight and disgust. Stay tuned to this link next month, too, when we look at the crazy cat lady who holds the secrets to patent law reform!


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Anne Elizabeth Moore

Anne Elizabeth Moore is a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow, Weinberg Fellow at the Newberry Library, a Fulbright scholar, and the author of several award-winning non-fiction books including Unmarketable (The New Press, 2007) and Cambodian Grrrl (2011). Co-editor and publisher of now-defunct Punk Planet and the founding editor of the Best American Comics series from Houghton Mifflin, Moore teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She contributes criticism to The New Inquiry, The Baffler, N+1p and many others and writes a monthly comic strip for Truthout called Ladydrawers on gender, labor, and culture. Her latest book from Cantankerous Titles, New Girl Law, was called “A post-empirical, proto-fourth-wave feminist memoir” by Bust Magazine.

Laura Szumowski

Laura Szumowski is an illustrator and writer living in Chicago. She is the author of several nonfiction guidebooks and is best known for her work concerning women's health, such as Tip of the Iceberg: A Book About the Clitoris and Cycling: A Guide to Menstruation. See more of Laura's work at

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