Open Thread: Political Cartoon on Sonia Sotomayor

by Latoya Peterson

Via Shakesville (comments), came across this image on Middle Raged Punk:

The author of the post notes:

In case you can’t read the caption it says “Fiesta time at the confirmation hearing”. And yes, President Obama is wearing a sombrero while offering up Sotomayor as a pinata for a group of Republicans who each have a stick.

The racism is obvious, but the sexism seems to have escaped the people at The Oklahoman. Violence has very commonly been used to silence women and “keep them in their place”, and Oklahoma is one of the worst in the nation when it comes to violence against women.

Your thoughts?