Cathy is a comic strip drawn by Cathy Guisewite. It features a woman who struggles through the "four basic guilt groups" of life — food, love, family, and work. The strip gently pokes fun at the lives and foibles of modern women. Cathy's characteristics and issues both made fun of and sometimes fed into negative stereotypes about women.
Cathy, who started as a comic strip character, and grew into a series of books and an Emmy-winning television show, tried every fad diet but remained consistently pudgy. She indulged in cookies, cake and chocolate and then wondered why she hated shopping for bathing suits. My career evolved a lot from my weight gain in college. It was an act of rebellion to get overweight. But in recent years, Guisewite has shed those pounds. How did she do it? It helped that she was able to get over one vice.
The Feminist Paradox of Cathy Guisewite
Cathy is an American gag-a-day comic strip, drawn by Cathy Guisewite from until The comic follows Cathy, a woman who struggles through the "four basic guilt groups" of life—food, love, family, and work. The strip gently pokes fun at the lives and foibles of modern women. The strip debuted on November 22, , and appeared in over 1, newspapers at its peak.
But in what may be a blow -- or a blessing -- to single women everywhere, Cathy, the slightly neurotic star of the eponymous comic strip, may be getting hitched. After 27 years of leading Cathy through countless boxes of chocolates, mother-daughter spats, failed diets and swimsuit-induced panic attacks, cartoonist Cathy Guisewite just might nudge her semiautobiographical creation down the aisle. And these days, what works for Guisewite -- who draws much of the inspiration for the strip from her own life -- is being married.