Quakers and Zits the Comic Strip

This is the comic from Zits today, a friend of mine sent it to me:

It’s true, I do have pretty wild weekends, all things considered. But I can’t leave the comic alone for getting me right, I’d like to press in on it just a bit. I actually really enjoy this comic strip, it can be fairly accurate in its satire of teenager-dom. That said, there’s a tragic assumption here: that Quakers don’t (need to) study?

[edited: thanks kyle.]

Published by Wess

Teacher, author, Quaker, ​and public theologian. He works at Guilford College, enjoys riding his Triumph Bonneville, and listening to music.

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7 Comments

  1. No, Wess, on the contrary, the tragic assumption in this strip is that Quakers do not need to study. Come on! Hasn’t Zizek taught you anything! 😉

  2. Actually, I thinkthe tragic assumption is that Quakers don’t have interesting weekends. Although I found the comic strip humorous, I also thought there was a bit to stereotyping going on.

    cath

  3. @cath, yes it is certainly an old stereotype! Yet, I think at one level all comic strips work on very broad generalizations, especially Zits. It’s kind of funny to see a reference to a religious group at all, I guess they figured Quakers won’t mind!

    @Allison, nice! Haha, I like the old quaker guy and then you, that’s awesome! What are you eating? I hope it is an oatmeal cookie?! 🙂

  4. Oh it happened to be on Christmas and my friend made red and green buttermilk pies. I like how the green pie matches the green heart on my shirt!

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