Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ gender identity

Today’s Jesus and Mo, called “self,” is a wry comment on Islamic misogyny using tropes from transexualism. Now Mo can claim double victim status!

6 Comments

  1. Randall Schenck
    Posted February 21, 2018 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    I’ve heard of going into the closet but this is extreme.

  2. Posted February 21, 2018 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    Love Jesus and Mo. Even the less than amazing strips make me happy.

  3. Posted February 21, 2018 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    A possibly deliberate lagniappe:

    In the second panel, Mo makes a statement about what he believes is fact, but in the third panel Jesus asks “why would you want that?”

    This encapsulates a common fault of the religious mind: confusing what one wants with what’s real.

    But as Lawrence Krauss says,”The universe is the way it is whether we like
    it or not.”

  4. busterggi
    Posted February 21, 2018 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    Well Islam means ‘submission’ to authority that treats you like property so it works.

  5. rickflick
    Posted February 21, 2018 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    I think you’d have to say that, in the bible, Jesus is presented as stereotypically feminine in his attitudes and teachings, while, in the Quran, Mo seems to typify masculine traits (such as being a warlord). The experimentation going on suggests that perhaps Mo has become convinced Jesus has a better message for their modern audience.

    • Posted March 3, 2018 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

      The iconography of Jesus is also feminine. Children often mistake him for a woman.


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