‘This Week in Graphic Medicine’ highlights relevant articles (and tweets) about comics in medicine published during the week (Saturday – Friday). Links are typically presented without commentary, unless clarification of relevance is necessary, with credit given to those who flagged them up where possible. So without further ado… Matthew’s Pick of the Week… This week I am going back a couple of weeks to highlight a comic from The Nib that deserves far more attention: I Went to Kentucky’s Last Abortion Clinic by Arwen Donahue. I think the comic speaks for itself, so I won’t go on too much except to… Read More
guest review by Daniel Boron Brenner With the recent controversy surrounding the supposed trafficking of fetal tissue by Planned Parenthood, abortion has once again crested the American news cycle. Simultaneous legal efforts to ban abortion, from the recent shuttering of clinics in Texas to a sustained campaign by Republican states to defund Planned Parenthood, have put abortion proponents on the defensive. As Katha Pollitt pointed out in a recent New York Times op-ed piece, pro-choice activists have been forced to utilize visceral, and often, graphic language in defense of a woman’s right to choose. Instead of describing women who receive… Read More
This week’s podcast presents Nicola Streeten’s keynote address from the 2013 Brighton Comics & Medicine conference, “Damned if you do, doomed if you don’t: The 21st century ethics of abortion in graphic novel form.” Nicola is introduced by Sue Eckstein. Use the Quicktime player below to view images along with the audio of Nicola’s keynote presentation. If you don’t have Quicktime, you can listen to an audio-only version of the keynote presentation below.