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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, jaThe 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....

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Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story Reviews

  • Jan Philipzig
    2018-11-14 22:51

    The Rubbery Birth Control ActivistI am generally not a big fan of biographies, as I usually feel that they oversimplify and dramatize a life course that in reality is much more complex and diffuse. I am a fan of cartoonist Peter Bagge, though, and I was curious whether his rubbery, inherently satirical drawing style would do justice to the personality and achievements of birth-control activist Margaret Sanger.As it turns out, Bagge treats Sanger with the respect she deserves – her personality is never ridiculed, her achievements are never trivialized. At the same time, the book’s cartoony style averts the risk of blatant and ultimately boring hero worship. It should also be noted, though, that the portrayal of the supporting cast tends to be less balanced: some characters provide little more than comic relief, others merely function to illustrate Sanger’s character traits.In summary, Woman Rebel is an educational and engaging, but at only seventy-two pages all-too-brief read. Many aspects of Margaret Sanger’s fascinating life could have been explored in more detail and depth. Then again, I did not want to further explore them before reading Woman Rebel, so this book certainly deserves credit for arousing our curiosity.

  • Sam Quixote
    2018-11-21 22:37

    I’ll be completely honest: I had no idea who Margaret Sanger was until I read this book. Having finished it, I’m now very much informed on the subject and thoroughly enjoyed reading about Sanger’s extraordinary life thanks to Peter Bagge’s wonderful storytelling and research.Comics are a wonderful medium and one of the things they do extremely well, which is never emphasised enough, is non-fiction. Whether biography, true crime, philosophy, politics, science or history, comics can make nearly every non-fiction type much more appealing and understandable. So even if I knew nothing about Margaret Sanger, I know Peter Bagge is an accomplished cartoonist, I know Drawn & Quarterly publish quality books, and I knew the medium would bring the subject to life. And I was right - Woman Rebel is a great book!Sanger was the founder of Planned Parenthood, the American organisation for birth control. It’s no surprise to see where her drive for birth control came from seeing that her own mother had 18 pregnancies (10 of whom survived into adulthood) and that, as a young nurse, she saw women harming themselves to prevent further pregnancies, and living in appalling conditions surrounded by financially draining unwanted children due to ignorance of birth prevention. This led to Sanger’s lifelong crusade to educate and inform the women of the world about their bodies and push for sex education for everyone everywhere and the widespread use, and legalisation, of birth control methods like diaphragms. Surprisingly, she was against abortion, preferring women exercise safe sex to ensure against pregnancy, and advised women to carry their pregnancies to term, though this might have been because of it being illegal so she only saw the results of back-alley abortions. Sanger was a fascinating woman who, despite being diagnosed with TB at a young age, lived a full, long life. She was a proto-feminist who led a bohemian lifestyle despite being married and a mother of three, taking many lovers, among them Havelock Ellis and HG Wells. She frequently challenged the law to speak to great crowds of people on birth control, leading to numerous high profile arrests and making her a celebrity in the process - she became a rebel with a cause! Bagge’s approach is to be informative but also funny at times – in a respectful way – to suit the scene such as when Havelock Ellis reveals his turn-on is to watch a woman pee and, after Sanger offers, Ellis’ expression is still emotionless and blunt as he says yes. It’s a humanistic portrait too that shows how her incredible drive led to great reform but also made her a difficult person to live with and in her final years, though she remains indomitable, she becomes a drug addicted alcoholic (that is the time to throw caution to the wind though, right? You’re on your way out, so why not?). Due to the shortness of the comic – roughly 70 pages – Bagge’s storytelling relies heavily on exposition. Normally I’d say this is an artless way of getting across information but it’s necessary in the circumstances as Bagge eschews blocks of descriptive text or narrative boxes to set the scene or put across relevant information. Also, the choice to have the characters talk about their situations/actions as its happening makes for a more fluid and energetic reading that’s also illuminating. If you’re looking for more information, Bagge includes numerous pages of text at the end – with photos – that goes into Sanger’s life in more detail and also shows how much research Bagge’s put into this book. If you’re unfamiliar with Bagge’s work – and he’s worth checking out if you enjoy alternative comics – his art style is highly stylised. Characters aren’t drawn in the least bit realistically, arms and legs appear curved and floppy, faces turn cartoonishly extreme depending on their emotions and so on – but it’s a great style that gives his work a unique look and suits Sanger’s freewheeling and dramatic lifestyle. Woman Rebel is an accessible, well written and drawn book about a remarkable woman who changed the world. It’s an entertaining and informative read that sets out to enlighten readers of the life of Margaret Sanger and accomplishes this fully. Absolutely brilliant!

  • Melody
    2018-12-10 21:28

    I loved the STORY but I hated the illustrations. The wavy mouths, the wavy characters, the bloodshot eyes... it was all too Crumbian for me. I couldn't get my head into the story- I'd keep thinking, "I know what Margaret Sanger looked like, she was truly stop-traffic beautiful, and this woman here, with the popping-out bloody eyes? This woman is not Margaret Sanger."Stylistically incompatible with my old, persnickety self.

  • Elizabeth A
    2018-11-18 18:50

    A quote from the author's end notes: "Legal access to safe and effective methods of birth control made it possible for us to pursue our lives and dreams without being shackled by our biology. It's amazing the extent to which we now take this fact for granted, but I simply can't imagine a greater gift to humanity." I concur. I'd heard of Margaret Sanger, but had no idea what a powerful, influential, controversial, and connected woman she was. Why is her face not on our currency? I remember reading a book titled Great Men and Women as a kid, and I hope that an updated version would include women like her. This graphic biography is a perfect introduction to this important historical figure, and while I am not a fan of the art, I was delighted to learn more about Sanger and her efforts and accomplishments.

  • Dov Zeller
    2018-12-10 17:26

    This is a great graphic biography of a woman who is often misrepresented by academics and historians and people trying to make a point and not fact-checking their stories. Margaret Sanger was a rambunctious visionary who worked very hard to create a world in which reproductive rights exist for women. She made big waves all by herself and did her best to work with others and did a lot to make sex education and birth control accessible to women in the U.S. and elsewhere. I feel like I'm not being super articulate here, but Peter Bagge is, so read the book. It's well-researched, educational, entertaining, interesting, juicy, we meet a lot of other important characters of the time. The art is really cartoony and fun.

  • David Schaafsma
    2018-11-23 19:28

    A comic biography about the woman who founded Planned Parenthood, told by alt comic author Bagge. So, I knew she was famous for this and I recalled in a sort of vague way that she was "complicated," but relearned she was a mother of three, had lots of lovers (including H.G. Wells!), "struggled with" drugs/alcohol, and was difficult, but this book sort of shows how her flaws were related to her activism in some ways, inseparable from them in a way. Most biographies lionize, they create these seamless stories that erase the flaws or minimize them in such a way that the subjects seem superhuman, better than any of us lowly readers. Maybe Bagge's cartoony style (which I still really didn't like here, it feels too goofy) is sort f appropriate for his subject in that it creates some kind of distancing effect so that we avoid that kind of saint-ing. This comic bio feels honest and clearly doesn't hide the flaws, so as biography it is interesting; it's not "tell all" or anything like that; nor does it just focus on her greatest hits. It's an interesting project that attempts to find humor where it can, tries to educate and entertain where it can… and create for us in pretty short order a human being who did some pretty cool stuff to change the world, especially for women.

  • Morgan
    2018-12-02 19:23

    After loving his comic Fire!! about Zora Neale Huston, I had to get Woman Rebel. Like Fire!!, I ended up liking this book as well. I don't know much about Margaret Sanger beforehand. I knew she was a feminist, involved with birth control, and just last year I learned she was one inspiration for Wonder Woman. After reading this, I found out even more things. Like Bagge states afterwords, I fell into the trap looking her up online only to see things that sounded...well...a little off. Being a fan of H.G. Wells books, I found it interesting he was not only a supporter of her views, but one of her lovers as well. Regardless what you think of Sanger's views or politics, she made a huge impact on human life, especially for women's lives.Also, as I said in my Fire!! review, I still think there should be more biography comic books. I swear I learn more form these type of books than from regular non-fiction books. Just make sure the inside art is interesting enough though. I happen to like Bagge's style.

  • Miri
    2018-11-30 00:48

    It occurs to me that a lot of our current problems are still problems because people don't know enough about Margaret Sanger. The divide over abortion and birth control persists a century later because people (mostly men) don't understand how inextricably sex and politics are linked for women, and this is what Sanger spent decades making people realize. She has always been a particular target of slander and demonization from those who fear independent women, so even progressives come away with significant misunderstandings about her. This graphic memoir makes a point of explaining context, correcting false information, and pointing readers in the right direction for further research. I hate the illustration style, but the book is a wonderfully important one. "Government and industry have conspired to subjugate women for their own selfish ends... They want us to remain baby-making machines in order to replenish their armies and factories. Meanwhile, established religions - particularly the Catholic Church - have interpreted the sex act as a sordid and animalistic function that serves no purpose other than procreation... the inevitable result being war, poverty, child labor, crime and overpopulation... while taking a savage toll on the lives and health of women and their children.""Are you suggesting birth control will solve all these problems?""Let me put it this way: They cannot be solved without it."_____"Tonight I'd like to discuss the morality of birth control... When one acts recklessly and irresponsibly we regard such behavior as immoral... except, we're told, when it comes to procreation - the results of which demand the most responsibility of us...When women first demanded an education, it was argued that it would degrade our morals. The same with our demands to own property, drive a car, and the right to vote... All of which has come to pass, yet miraculously society hasn't crumbled. Yet those same naysayers are convinced that our demand for voluntary motherhood and dominion over our own bodies will surely bring about the end of civilization."VOLUNTARY MOTHERHOOD. Possibly the two most important words in feminist history.

  • Raina
    2018-11-28 00:43

    I didn't know a tonne about Sanger before I read this. I have a complicated, rather fraught, personal history with family planning, myself. So this was a great way to self-educate on her history and place in my heritage. Bagge is a fascinating biographer - I know him mostly for his wacky, alternative comics. And this bio work is loopy and over the top in style, but very substantive in content. It's pretty episodic, skipping from event to event. He includes extensive notes at the back, and this time I'm not quite as annoyed as usual at the fact that I didn't know about them until I'd already read the book through. Going back to virtually every page, knowing the full arc, may have helped save the flow of the story.Things that stood out the most:- Sanger was poly- Much of the struggle was about freedom of information. Doctors were not legally allowed to tell women how to avoid becoming pregnant. Sometimes it helps to hear how far we've come.Read with: Dotter of Her Father's Eyes Unterzakhn

  • Ji Le
    2018-11-28 01:48

    L'incroyable vie de cette féministe qui a participé à la création du planning familial et de la pilule, qui aura vécu 10 vies en une! Certains aspect de sa vie privée, notamment l'amour libre, sont révolutionnaires pour l'époque. Le caractère coloré de la la dame n'est pas éludé non plus.Outre l'aspect biographique, la BD est dense et compacte, mais facile à lire, de nombreux faits qui émaillent sa longue vie, sans s'attarder sur des considérations théoriques ou abstraites. Le dessin très "indie comic" avec ses personnages élastiques et un dessin proche de R. Crumb ou de MAD, rend la lecture encore plus plaisante.. Du grand art biographique !

  • Matt
    2018-11-12 18:35

    Cartoonist Peter Bagge applies his trademark rubber-limbed visuals and sardonic humor to illustrate the life of women's reproductive rights activist Margaret Sanger (1879-1966). I loved this. Surprisingly well-researched and quirky at the same time. Can't wait to check out Bagge's more recent cartoon bio of writer Zora Neale Hurston.

  • Renata
    2018-11-15 19:51

    I really enjoyed this! It's a complex look at a complex lady, and it highlights how brave she was without glossing over some of her more problematic actions. (Though it does flesh them out in some cases--like, yes, she did talk to the KKK women's auxiliary group, but she felt uncomfortable about it but ultimately decided that all women should have access to information about their bodies. Also, her involvement with eugenics is addressed but put into context somewhat.)The artwork here is a little goofy but I think I liked it.I will say--I ordered this for teen GNs because it was on a YALSA list but I think I'm going to send it to adult GNs... it's not that I don't think teens would enjoy it, or that they shouldn't learn about Margaret Sanger/abortion/etc... but there's like, a lot more talk about golden showers and other fairly kinky sex acts than I would have expected??? Sooooooo... there's that. (That said, I totally loved all the sexy historical gossip! Just feelin' sketch about shelving it in teen.)

  • Sonic
    2018-12-13 20:38

    This is a Fantastic biographical perspective on an extremely misunderstood woman! When I say fantastic I mean Superb (not outrageous.)Even if you "know" who Margaret Sanger is, chances are you have bought into (or believed) some of the many LIES about her. I did. I heard things and I believed them. And so I am very grateful for Peter Bagge's honest (and trust-worthy) portrayal of this heroic woman.Yes he has done research, and yes this "graphic novel" has foot notes and a bibliography for corroboration. And being something of a cynical wise-ass (if you have read any of his "semi"-autobiographical HATE books you know what I mean) makes him (to me) trustworthy.I could not put this down. (It only took me so long to read because of the extensive footnotes in the back!) So now I have two new heroes, Margaret Sanger who wanted to help women and people and the world and had to fight a tremendous amount of ignorance and opposition, and Peter Bagge for expertly and wonderfully telling her story!

  • Sam
    2018-12-02 20:45

    I have only heard little bits and pieces about Margaret Sanger so when I stumbled across this at my local library there was no way I was going to pass up the chance to find out more about this amazing and influential woman. I was a little concerned that Bagge might be too biased towards her and make her out to be some kind of saint but from what I can see, he was true to her character covering the good, the bad and the ugly as he tells the highlights of her life the best way he knows how. At the back of the book there are more details on the events covered and the other people that were involved, giving credit where it is due, as well as a few notes on how Sanger has been and continues to be portrayed but some sectors, especially in the US. I still want to find out more about Sanger and her work but this was a great introduction to the woman behind the headlines, a woman we all have a lot to thank for (whether we know it or not).

  • l.
    2018-11-15 23:24

    Racist undertones aside (what was he thinking)... It was OK.ETA: You know what? For this: "Interestingly, since we have more scientifically advanced forms of both control (thanks largely to Sanger) agencies impose temporary forms of forced sterilization on various wards of the state, such as the "chemical castration" of paroled sex offenders or devices for "impulsively promiscuous" girls in the foster care system. All things considered, these are not unreasonable solutions - albeit ones that future generations are sure to beat us up over." Go fuck yourself. That and the petty bs comment toward Angela Davis and the racist/racism tinged depictions of any poc in the book. Fuck off. We do not need your opinion or your advocacy. Never trust a man to write about women's reproductive rights; definitely never trust a white man writing in defence of a white woman re accusations of racism.

  • Dan
    2018-11-27 19:24

    Short and sweet: Pete Bagge is a master of comedy and comics, and Sanger should be essential for every young girl out there. That bring said Woman Rebel by Peter Bagge should be essential reading for EVERYONE.

  • Ed Aycock
    2018-11-24 20:30

    Fun, fast, furious. This book will make you want to take to the streets and also make you wonder why nobody does anymore. Great work from Brugge.

  • Melissa
    2018-11-26 22:35

    Not knowing who Margaret Sanger was I picked this up to find out. I love books written about real people and this was no exception. Margaret did a lot for all women out there and I feel her message is still pertinent today. That's also what's really sad about this book. Margaret Sanger was fighting for Planned Parenthood and women's rights since the early 1900's and yet,what I feel should be commonplace today, is still something we're fighting for.

  • John
    2018-11-14 18:44

    Interesting and fact-filled graphic novel biography of the birth control pioneer. Nice quick read. A bit of a hybrid; you really need to read the notes at the end to get the "full story" set forth in the graphic portion.

  • Myriam St-Denis Lisée
    2018-11-26 23:45

    Une femme incroyable, inspirante, entière et si avant-gardiste! Une belle découverte que cette BD.

  • Kristina
    2018-12-08 18:49

    I'm not a fan of graphic novels--I can take them or leave them--but I was interested in the idea of Margaret Sanger's story being told this way so I grabbed up this book when I came across it at the library. The illustrations didn't do anything for me (sorry Peter Bagge) but I really liked the book overall. It was very interesting. Margaret Sanger was (among other things) a pioneer for women's rights to know about and practice contraception. Discussing the various methods to avoid pregnancy (remember, this is before the Pill) was considered illegal (up through the 1950s, not sure when it became not illegal), so Sanger found herself in prison and once had to flee the country to avoid being jailed. Considering this a graphic novel which gives a condensed account of her life and only highlights major events, it does a remarkable job of showing Sanger as a complete person--her strengths and accomplishments and her weaknesses. The book starts with a long essay by Tom Spurgeon (editor of the Comics Reporter) discussing (in educated, technical language) the awesomeness of Peter Bagge's drawings and how they bring stories to life by representing the blah blah blah...I tried to read it, but I'm not a comic book/graphic novel person and he was just speaking in Greek. As for Bagge's drawings...I didn't care for his style at all but that didn't hinder my enjoyment of the story he told. At the end of this book (I guess I'd have to call it a graphic non-fiction novel), Bagge gives an overview of the historical people who were featured (Sanger's parents, H.G. Wells, John D. Rockefeller Jr., etc.) and that was also interesting and helpful. This is a very timely book as women are still fighting for the right to control their own bodies. I am not necessarily talking about abortion (although that does apply), but primarily contraception. Many members of Congress (and other dipshits) still do not consider birth control as necessary to health care for women. These men, who are trying so hard to restrict access contraception and label the women who use it as "whores," know that if you can control a women's body, you control the woman. Margaret Sanger and many people who supported her work knew that. If you know nothing about the history of the Pill or Margaret Sanger, you should read this book. It's fascinating to see the tactics that were used by government and religious officials in the 1920s are still being used today. Well, not really fascinating. Scary.

  • Althea J.
    2018-11-19 18:41

    MORE sex educationMORE access to birth control = FEWER abortionsThis is why I don't understand Republican efforts to block people's access to sex education in schools and their propaganda fueled movement to defund Planned Parenthood (the easiest, cheapest source of birth control for women). I got my birth control (and my healthcare) at Planned Parenthood in my 20s, because I felt more comfortable with the women there than I did with the doctors provided by my school's healthcare. This book provides easy access to the truth behind the mythology of Margaret Sanger and the birth control movement. I think the biggest surprise was to find out that Sanger was morally opposed to abortion, and her solution to fewer abortions was sex education and birth control. I am ADAMANTLY pro-choice, as I feel strongly that a woman should be able to make her own decisions with regard to her health care and body, but I find Sanger's logic to be a crucial piece of the debate that is largely overlooked. Sex education and birth control efforts are demonized by conservative politics WHICH MAKES NO SENSE!!Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story should be widely included in curricula as a cogent and well-researched access point into a significant figure of women's history.My rating is 4.5 because I'm not a huge fan of Peter Bagge's art. My only concern would be if the facial expressions of women in this book would cause them to be written off as "hysterical" or "over-emotional" --- but I will concede that perhaps I am attaching my own baggage, that women are so often dismissed by men for this very reason, and I worry that the art doesn't help combat that predisposition. But ultimately, the story and portrait are communicated effectively. And I quite enjoyed the book!!

  • Michelle
    2018-12-07 23:28

    I wanted to like this graphic novel. The annotated notes at the end show that a lot of research went into the book and Bagge thought Margaret Sanger was a compelling historical figure, but he's not up to the task of creating a historical biography in graphic novel form.Bagge doesn't change his typical loose-limbed and frantic illustrations style, and it doesn't suit the biography of a woman who traveled the world and interacted over a long period of time. There was a lot of exposition in word bubbles, and the captions that showed the passage of time and place were small. The artistic style felt too modern, and there's wasn't much to show how much time had passed in clothing style or hair except that when she's old she has gray hair. The panels were all the same size and length and you never get a sense of place; Corning (New York), different parts of New York City, Paris, and other locations are indistinguishable because the focus is on the characters, but Bagge doesn't do a good job of distinguishing them either. It's a focus on Sanger, and in the annotated notes, you realize that he was trying to include other major historical figures and socialites. If the person isn't named in dialogue, you have not idea, and it's often easy to forget about them.Like I noted above, dialogue carries all the exposition, and the book goes from event to event without a focus on theme, but she Sanger fighting one battle after another for birth control and more information for the masses. It doesn't capture a full picture of her life. I wish the writer had at least broken up the parts of her life into chapters, which would have broken up the monotony, and imposed some structure on the graphic novel, so it would feel like just a series of events.

  • Alicia
    2018-12-13 00:30

    While I didn't care for the graphics in this graphic novel and there was still too much writing, though Bagge mentions that it was hard to pare down what he wanted to put in based on the confines of a graphic novel to begin with. I think the message was crowded out by trying to still add to much and her story would have been better served as a high-energy, loaded informational text. I was invested more in the back matter than the storytelling of the graphic novel and was off-put in the illustrations, especially the faces that the characters made and their reactions to one another. She truly did live a thousand lives and fought for many rights. When women begged for help in preventing births, knowing that a fifth, or tenth, or fifteenth would surely kill them, Sanger wanted to help. She wanted to give them information. Known as the mother of Planned Parenthood, people's perceptions have been colored by the politics of Planned Parenthood rather than what its original intent was along with all of the fights that Sanger fought for. She was a voice. A much needed one. Who was passionate. And that passion led to action in all the best ways. I would recommend it highly to access a woman who might otherwise go unaccessed by a high school population. Students need to read and understand about her and be able to fight for their causes as she did for hers.

  • Rebecca
    2018-11-27 19:51

    Wow, what a read! I learned so much from this book about Margaret Sanger, birth control activist and founder of Planned Parenthood. As author Peter Bagge mentions in the afterward, both liberals and conservatives get SO much wrong about her. Sanger doesn't fit neatly into anyone's box; she is a unique visionary with incredible focused purpose. As he also mentions in the afterward, so much of her life is dramatic and exciting that the graphic novel was the perfect form for this narrative.Not only is the comics form fabulous, but the afterward is so incredibly well-researched, that I felt like I had read two books within a book. There is so much about First Wave Feminism in Woman Rebel, along with the intense struggles that women faced even after they secured the right to vote. More than anything, I will never look at birth control the same again.

  • Josh
    2018-12-13 19:43

    I'm a HUGE fan of Bagge's work going back to his Hate days, and I love his wackadoo storytelling, but I found this book sub-par in its execution. The subject matter seems a strange fit for Bagge's art style, and the book suffers from clumsy overuse of dialogue-as-exposition. Most of all, the story is extremely episodic, with no real dramatic thrust or over-arching emotional anchors. Nonetheless, Bagge's respect and admiration for Sanger comes through on every panel, and I personally learned a lot about a towering figure in the history of women's reproductive rights. So for that I'm grateful. I just wish I had felt more engaged with the text.

  • Jamie
    2018-11-30 18:24

    This is a phenomenal graphic biography of a woman we all owe a large debt of gratitude to: she fought for our right to use birth control, supported the development of The Pill, and founded what eventually became Planned Parenthood. She was courageous, bold, and led a very interesting life. Bagge does a great job culling the many interesting bits of her life into the confines of a comic book, and while his art isn't to my taste, it is really well done. He also includes a really helpful and informative afterword and timeline at the end!

  • BiblioBrandie
    2018-12-01 01:41

    I love graphic novels as a format for biography and memoirs. Bagge's illustrations (the gynoplaque!) and his well-researched end notes added a lot of depth to the story. It actually took me so long to read because nearly every page had accompanying notes and I wanted to read them at the same time. At 70 pages it is hard to do justice to the life that was Margaret Sanger, but I enjoyed it. It was thoughtful and succinct. I learned something and think it would be a great introduction to Sanger for anyone unfamiliar with her life and work.

  • Leticia
    2018-11-18 22:32

    People today don't realize how backwards legislation today is moving women's reproductive rights. This book is a good start as an introduction for what women before us had to endure and fight for, such as Margaret Sanger. All the research is done for you and compressed in graphic novel form. It is an easy read.

  • Mike Hunchback
    2018-11-25 20:40

    On par with the story of HATE's Buddy Bradley ... Peter Bagge's WOMAN REBEL is the kind of work that should be taught in elementary schools. A new American classic. Laugh out loud funny, tear-jerkingly heart-wrenching, with more journalistic integrity than every major US newspaper combined.