Oh dear. Just when we thought we had covered all of the fields in which women are discriminated, we churned up another: air travel. In a study by English travel agent sunshine.co.uk, 51 percent of travelers expressed a preference for male pilots over females. Shockingly, it was mostly women who felt unsafe with lady pilots behind the wheel.
Not only did the study reveal prejudice, but it also aimed to explain why people feel this way. 32% of ... Read More
When Tina Fey pulled up her chair at the Saturday Night Live writers’ table, the show wasn’t all that woman-friendly. In her autobiographical book Bossypants, the comedien tells a story of how writers often assumed men in drag could be more funny than women. By the time she left, the show had featured more female greats than ever before: Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolf, Kristen Wiig, and others graced us with their unbeatable wit.
But wait ... Read More
Last Sunday, Carol Burnett finally received her Mark Twain Prize for American Comedy, and none other than Tina Fey was there to present it to her. Oh yeah, and Amy Poehler, Martin Short, Lucie Arnaz, Maya Rudolph, and Julie Andrews also came out to honor the great lady comic.
Amy Poehler took on the role of Burnett’s disgruntled and overworked assistant, coming on stage to shout, “Carol broke the glass ceiling — as well ... Read More
Brace yourselves: NBC has reportedly put Parks and Recreation on hiatus until 2014, with the exception of a few new episodes in November. So basically, everyone’s life is now over. THANKS, NBC.
According to Vulture, the network announced various schedule changes and cancellations of new series on Friday, with the redone schedule failing to have Parks and Recreation listed in a timeslot. Instead, a repeat of The Voice will air in its place on Thursday ... Read More
BY Kat Hamilton
in Boob Tube
on Oct 15, 2013
NBC is catching on to the universal undeniable appeal of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and has finally made our dreams come true. Tina and Amy are confirmed as the hosts for the Golden Globes for the next two years!
Apparently the terrible twosome does wonders for ratings and exceeded previous host, Ricky Gervais. It is a testament to their comedic prowess that they are already booked for two more years. Amy and Tina’s brilliant hosting drew 19.7 million ... Read More
It’s so awesome to see adolescents and teens openly jump on the feminist bandwagon, and this adorable, intelligent lady is here to help anyone curious about what being a “feminist” means. Witty and relatable, her advice to fellow teens (of all genders) spans from how to dress to what books to read to developing the perfect “‘this displeases me and is very problematic’ face.”
Above all, her video is ... Read More
At the recent 2013 Variety Power of Women event, everyone’s favorite human Amy Poehler made a touching speech regarding the work of the Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO), the same organization that was the beneficiary of Poehler and Jon Hamm’s recent Emmy “losers party.” In the video below, Poehler jokes and moves the audience as she, through tears, urges those around her to consider how fortunate they are. To find out more about the WWO ... Read More
BY Eloise Giegerich
on Oct 07, 2013
Amy Poehler, the world’s most fabulously awesome human being x1000, wrote a wonderfully thoughtful piece for The New Yorker about her experience as a 17-year old working at an ice cream parlor. The essay, which takes place in 1989—the summer before Poehler’s first year at Boston College—details the tribulations of working in the restaurant business, and explores a familiar topic: adolescent unease about the future.
Recalling her ... Read More
BY Fatimah Hameed
in Boob Tube
on Sep 26, 2013
Amy Poehler and Jon Hamm held an exclusive-but-not-too-exclusive Emmys after-party this past Sunday night. The guest list: everyone who lost.
Poehler, comedic genius, and Hamm, master of all things brooding, have garnered 9 and 11 nominations respectively over the years but have no winged paperweights to show for it. Still, the Losers Lounge, as they called it, sounds a lot cooler than any party you’re planning to attend this week, complete with other ... Read More
BY Kat Hamilton
on Sep 20, 2013
If you haven't fantasized about having a bestie like Amy Poehler, then you're lying to yourself. Finally, in an interview with Vulture, she has revealed to the masses just what it takes to be deemed worthy of late-night texting marathons and corny birthday presents:
"Money, connections, power, sexiness, thick hair, fast cars, a sweet-ass booty, and a desire to travel. All those things."
Admittedly, her standards are pretty high, but I'd do it all to have just one ... Read More