Scott Adams’ comic strip Dilbert is a classic depiction of workplace anxiety. Many of the comic’s fans, however, have struggled to reconcile the knowing satire of the comics with the controversial opinions Mr. Adams, an avowed men’s rights activist, expresses on his blog.
An insightful Tumblr user has solved this problem with the new blog MRA Dilbert, which juxtaposes Mr. Adams’ drawings with his men’s rights rhetoric. The results actually sync up very well with the comic’s dour sensibility (all photos screenshots from Tumblr):
Thankfully, it looks like Mr. Adams is starting to realize his problematic worldview. He announced last week that he will soon take a month off from Dilbert, and is looking for four artists to create the comic for a week apiece. Mr. Adams admits that he can only write what he knows (AKA white male nerds) and so is looking for a fresh perspective: “female, gay, Latino, African-American—whatever you want,” in his words. There’s even the possibility that the character could stay in the comic when Mr. Adams returns.
Tumblr probably can’t take all the credit for Mr. Adams’ evolved opinion, but nonetheless it’s good news for Asoks everywhere.
Mr. Adams could not be reached for comment.