According to professor Brenda Cooper, "Editorial cartoons make an argument that is revealed through the ways the images and words interact. Editorial cartoonists have much more freedom to express opinions than journalists do. As a result, political cartoonists often take very strong positions on issues, people and especially, politicians—and may have a considerable impact on public opinion."

This website will "examine media and cartoon images of Palin, the first woman on a Republican ticket, and Clinton., the first woman from any party to be a viable candidate for her party’s nomination."

Our goal is to "identify and to analyze the “stories” being told about gender, women and femininity by editorial cartoonists. We also have applied media effects theories and media literacy concepts to an analysis of editorial cartoons depicting the candidates for the election.