May 8th, 2017

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

We begin another celebration of Lynn's fucked-up self-image when Connie insists that if We Moms want to make evil, mother-hating men stop trying to banish We Moms from the beach, We Moms need to stop buying swimsuits that highlight the flaws We Moms obsess over.

(Strip Number 1290, Original Publication Date, 9 May 1988)

Panel 1: We find ourselves at the swimsuit aisle watching Elly holler in rage to Connie because once again, she cannot find a suit that flatters the two-child figure and she's sick of it.

Panel 2: Since Elly has gone on record as saying that there's a conspiracy of horrible men trying to chase her and all other mothers off the beach so they can ogle wife-stealing skinny girls, she asks Connie why said horrible men keep doing this to them.

Panel 3: Connie tells Elly that this is not the case because she and all other women are doing this to themselves.

Panel 4: As she pays for the not enough bathing suit, she tells a gobsmacked Elly that the problem is that they keep buying the unflattering suits.

Caption: Lynn raises an excellent point here but there's an obstacle in the way of her telling the full truth: the fact that her brain is hard-wired to magnify physical imperfections. Also, Connie lets We Moms off the hook by calling We Moms passive victims of men who want to make them feel ugly.