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Gender Problems

July 2024
1min read

Edward Sorel is apparently so caught up in worry over Fascism and sexual equality that he contrived to make Krazy Kat into a female (“Krazy Kat, a Love Story,” August/September 1982). In doing so he blithely ignores the fact that the cartoonist, George Herriman, obviously regarded Krazy as a male, as indicated in the first two panels of the black-and-white comic strip reproduced on page 75. Ignatz Mouse, referring to Krazy Kat, says, “That’s him, sure as the moons is cheeses.… And to think I cant reach him with this nice, amiable brick—s’ awful.”

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