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A Sign of Great Rudeness

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Today’s cartoon is about feeling self-conscious and shame. Of course, this affects women more than men in today’s society, but it’s all over. Is it paranoia, or the new cultural norm, to imagine what others are thinking about our body, or how we are dressed?

Whether it’s shouted from a rooftop, carried around town on a bus or thrown around Facebook, doesn’t matter. They must be talking about someone else, because a) every day your body changes, and b) you’re the only one whose opinion counts for you!

The bus sign is a little small in this drawing: Marcia, we can all see your pantyline. And you might need liposuction soon.

A Sign of Great Rudeness

Donna Barstow

Cartoonist for LA Times, Parade, WSJ, Glamour, PsychCentral, Barron's, Weight Watchers, and textbooks & Chicken Soup books. Author and editor of 2 cartoon books and a Barnes & Noble calendar.

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APA Reference
, . (2014). A Sign of Great Rudeness. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 26, 2019, from


Last updated: 18 Jul 2014
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 18 Jul 2014
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