Woman Rebel

Woman Rebel

The Margaret Sanger Story

Paperback - 2013
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The alternative-comics master offers an indelible and idiosyncratic take on the protofeminist
"[ Woman Rebel ] is fine work from an excellent cartoonist and I urge you to jump right in."-Tom Spurgeon of The Comics Reporter , from his introduction

Peter Bagge's Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story is a dazzling and accessible biography of the social and political maverick, jam-packed with fact and fun. In his signature cartoony, rubbery style, Bagge presents the life of the birth-control activist, educator, nurse, mother, and protofeminist from her birth in the late nineteenth century to her death after the invention of the birth control pill. Balancing humor and respect, Bagge makes Sanger whole and human, showing how her flaws fueled her fiery activism just as much as her compassionate nature did. Sanger's life takes on a whole new vivacity as Bagge creates a fast-paced portrait of a trailblazer whose legacy as the founder of Planned Parenthood is still incredibly relevant, important, and inspiring.

Publisher: Montreal : Drawn & Quarterly 2013.
ISBN: 9781770461260
Characteristics: 72 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm


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Aug 13, 2018

If you thought that Sanger was pro-abortion, this book dispels that notion once and for all!

Oct 13, 2017

Youve come a long way Bagge.

Jan 11, 2016

This is a great little graphic novel about a woman I had never even heard of before. She definitely was a lady ahead of her time and we could use a few more like her in this day and age........

SkycycleX2 Mar 31, 2014

Excellent comic telling of this fascinating figure's life. In my opinion, this is Bagge's best work.

Mark_Daly Mar 08, 2014

Condenses events from Sanger's long life into one- or two-page scenes, frequently comical. The humor arises from her intense devotion to the cause of birth control, her stubborn, won't-suffer-fools personality, and the doltishness of her opponents. Along the way, Bagge takes great pains to extricate Sanger's reputation from the clutches of polemicists who have wanted to heave her into the eugenics dustbin. The final 20 pages of notes and commentary round out the portrait of Sanger as a misunderstood revolutionary. Annoyingly, the text-heavy art and the dense notes are both printed at an eye-straining reduced size.


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