When it comes to the gender gap in her male-dominated profession, does political cartoonist Jen Sorensen really have to draw you a picture?
Sorensen, a nationally acclaimed political cartoonist, recently became the first woman to win the coveted Herblock Prize, which celebrates excellence in editorial cartooning.
“I feel a kinship with Janet Yellen,” Jen Sorensen jokingly told “Top Line” after receiving the award. “I mean, she had to wait for 14 Federal Reserve chairs before she was able to get on.”
Ever the ironic cartoonist, Sorensen’s reference harks back to one of her most notable cartoons, which is a side-by-side sketch of Yellen, the current and first woman Federal Reserve chair, next to Larry Summers, who was also a frontrunner for the job before Yellen was ultimately nominated by Obama.
But because the Herblock prize is only in its 11th year of existence, Sorensen said she doesn’t begrudge being the first woman honoree. “There were 10 male winners before me and thatRead More »from When making fun of the news makes the news