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I'm Reading Comeeks

I dedicate this blog to comics in all forms, manga, autobio, superhero, art books, etc.  And of course, since I need a challenge, I've decided that I'll read and write (short) reviews for 365 comics during 2015.

Our Lady of Birth Control: A Cartoonist's Encounter with Margaret Sanger - Sabrina Jones

 

Do you know about Margaret Sanger?  Think again!  I was familiar with her from American history classes in high school, but the depth that Jones delves into her history here will keep even those who feel they know enough about the birth control rights pioneer interested.

 

Interspersed between sections of Sanger's biography the author goes into her own history with women's rights activism, protesting and struggles.  And, I feel it's especially interesting to consider these things and the history of women's battle over control over their own bodies now, when those rights have been brought up again and again in presidential campaigns.