Gary McCoy: Woman in cartoon is ‘a generic woman,’ not Sandra Fluke

The Cagle Post
Critics of Gary McCoy’s cartoon showing a dark-haired woman in a Georgetown sweatshirt demanding free birth control from the government and soliciting sex on a bathroom door are mistaken if they think McCoy is referring to Sandra Fluke, a dark-haired Georgetown student who testified in front of Congress about contraception, he tells Daryl Cagle in an email.

And one major detail that the press, and most of the people spewing hate at me didn’t bother to notice or acknowledge, is that the woman in my cartoon A) doesn’t even look like Sandra Fluke (According to many of the people who critiqued me), and B) Isn’t even labeled Sandra Fluke. So basically, it’s a generic woman, saying what many ultra-liberal feminists have said before, specifically that government should stay out of their wombs, but still provide them with free birth control, which is the definition of hypocrisy.

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  • Kevin Dukelow

    And of course, the same generic woman, who is obviously not Fluke…

  • Kenneth Conway

    Boy, oh, boy, that Mrs. Gary McCoy is one lucky woman.

  • Gary

    Even if the image is Fluke, dude nailed it.

    Modern feminism in a nutshell:
    Stay out of my womb, but give me free contraception.

  • Tom Jackman

    Stop giving this buffoon space, Andrew. He wrote “Georgetown” across the “cartoon’s” sweatshirt. What a disingenuous circle of non-logic. He also, obviously, didn’t read Fluke’s remarks, just presumed she was demanding birth control for herself. 

  • Anonymous

    Why do I not believe Gary McCoy?  First, he frames his reply with the weasel phrase: “So basically, it’s a generic woman.”  Could of fooled me; I immediately thought he was lampooning Ms. Fluke.  Then he whines about “people spewing hate.”  “Hate,” really?  What, is criticizing a stupid cartoon a hate crime?

    And by the way, women are not demanding “free” anything.  They would simply like contraception covered by health insurance plans.  Come to think of it, men want that to. 

    Maybe Gary McCoy’s idea of the birds and the bees is that women self-produce while men watch television.


  • Herrin Res

    Hypocrisy of course being men preaching to women on how, when, where to have children but nonetheless unable to have babies themselves.