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Political Cartoons

The Legendary Mollys

Stephen Bowers
Written by Stephen Bowers

There was no actual woman named Molly Pitcher. It was a name applied to camp women. Unlike the lewd “professional” women who followed General Hooker’s Army in the Civil War and earned a title which entered the American vernacular as a euphemism for “prostitute.”
They weren’t women who “marched” and demanded their rights. And wore embarrasingly ugly and stupid pink hats.They were women who followed husbands (or enlisted as men, sometimes disguising their gender) into battle and took “their rights” from their British Betters by violence and force of arms.
We need their spirit today.

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About the author

Stephen Bowers

Stephen Bowers

I am an attorney in Las Vegas who has always wanted to draw political cartoons, partly because I like drawing, but mostly because I enjoy ridiculing pompous know-nothings. Verbally debating them gets nowhere. They don't know they're beaten. But poking fun at them in a drawing leaves them without recourse or rebuttal. What can they do...? Call me names, whine, cuss me ... or maybe draw a witty riposte? Unlikely.
Steve Bowers, Esq.

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