Comedy and its subcategories — satire, irony, deprecation, and observational — is rooted in intelligence. Men who claim women can’t be comedians are simply too threatened at the prospect of viewing women as their superiors. They take any opportunity to tear down a female comedian’s self-esteem in order to bring her to an equal or lesser standing than themselves, and to ensure the patriarchy stays firmly in place.

What to Watch in 2015

Only two weeks into 2015 and there are already so many great female-led and directed shows and films set to premiere this year that are getting major attention. With most of these racking in nominations and wins at the recent Golden Globes Awards, it looks like Hollywood is catching up (albeit slowly) to the fact that women can definitely bring in the bucks and the awards.