Not Asking For It

19 / 09 / 2014

Our resident cartoonist Judy Horacek provides Sheilas readers with this ‘classic’ cartoon of hers – which is particularly timely given the Vichealth release of its latest Community Attitudes on violence against women this week.

Of concern, the 2013 results found:

– There has been an increase in Australians agreeing that rape results from men not being able to control their need for sex, from 3 in 10 in 2009 to more than 4 in 10 in 2013.

– Up to 1 in 5 believes that there are circumstances in which women bear some responsibility for violence. There has been no change since 2009.

For more on the survey results, go to the Vichealth page, here.

For more of Judy’s wonderful work, check out the Sheilas’ Horacek! archive here. More of Judy’s work (including merchandise) can be found via her website. You can also follow Judy on twitter, or like her on facebook.

We love showcasing Judy’s work. Each month we include a Horacek cartoon – a mix of original pieces for Sheilas, or alternatively, a classic favourite. And thanks to Joanna Butler for her assistance this edition!