These Cartoons Perfectly Call Out Ridiculous Gender Stereotypes


Gemma Correll wants to change the way women are targeted and talked about in the media— specifically, in women's magazines.

The feminist artist believes women's magazines often perpetuate the cycle of female oppression and stereotyping through their portrayals of females and the female ideal.

So, she uses art — specifically, cartoons — to ridicule the common sexist norms and stereotypes she sees in popular media.

The 30-year-old has worked as a professional cartoonist for over seven years, and during that time, she's tackled a variety of topics, such as religion and politics, in her signature satirical tone.

The England native says,

She adds,

Only someone with no sense of humor could possibly find Correll's art “annoying” in any way. Her stuff is genius.

A personal favorite of mine, which you'll see below, is her “How to Drive Him Crazy in Bed” piece. It's the most wonderfully sarcastic thing I've seen since, well, ever.

Check out some highlights from her work below, and head to her Twitter for more.

Because women always need to wear makeup, says the world.

Because who cares.

Because feminists rule.

Because you should dress for yourself.

Because you deserve to focus on YOUR needs in bed.

Because who runs the world? Girls.

Because #FASHUN.

Because you MUST be categorized, says the media.

Because cats.

Citations: This Woman Fights Gender Stereotypes With Hilarious Cartoons (BuzzFeed), These Feminist Cartoons Are The Perfect Antidote To Sexist Internet Garbage (Huffington Post)