“You shouldn’t have to put whatever the fuck men want in front of your own discomfort.”
“Good evening, hello. I have cancer. How are you?”
I was determined to find an answer, some sort of tangible proof that women were, indeed, funny. So I interviewed 4th year European Studies major and Theater minor Katie Green, a student comedian and proud feminist at UCLA.
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.
Chad was charged with 1st degree asshatery, and one count of c’mon man, really?
Hey, is sexism that thing where you ignore all evidence to the contrary and take up an absurd and laughable position that women possess some sort of ridiculous-imaginary female privilege in Western society, all in what is clearly a sad and pathetic disguised effort to air personal grievances against a handful of women in my life who I’ve felt wronged me? Man, I hate when people do that.
Amy Poehler cares about you, girls. She REALLY does care.
It’s very easy to turn left or right and find a political satirist, such as Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert, talking about issues hitting America. But no one does it like Samantha Bee. Hailing from Ontario, Canada, Bee has made a name for herself with her quick wit on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” But, even before joining…
La Intellectuelle is a feministic pop culture nerd intent on finding smart things in dumb places. This is her second installment in a series on archetypes. The inspiration for this moniker – which I came up with a few days ago – comes from an episode of “30 Rock” called “Subway Hero” (get it?) in…
I love Tom Haverford, the nasally-voiced government employee on “Parks and Recreation” whose R&B-esque musical outbursts and slang-laden vocabulary are constant sources of jokes and my adoration. But this is a blog about gender stereotypes in the media, so let’s momentarily forget about the comedic stylings of Aziz Ansari, and instead analyze his character sociologically.…