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Hannah Horvath and her friends have it rough—they’re college-educated, financially supported, and so, so white (maybe not for long).  And in a Saturday Night Live sketch that aired during this weekend’s season premiere, the Girls girls have a new roommate with whom to compete in their weekly misery poker: Blerta. Tina Fey plays Blerta, a poor Albanian refugee with OCD (Old Cow Disease) who puts Hannah’s problems into perspective—“Honestly, your life is, like, so much more interesting than mine. Read More
    Comedian Chris Fleming has created a new webseries entitled Gayle. With a new episode every Sunday, viewers are asked to enter the world of affluent suburbanite mom Gayle, a woman who combines an air of hoity toity superiority with the drive and discipline of a drill sergeant. In other words, she’s laugh-out-loud hilarious.    Gayle snorts Kashi cereal and powerwalks. Her life is filled the staples of a stereotypical wealthy American family: cookie sheets, spin classes, kayaks, cheese knives and gouda. Read More
Trigger warning: contains link to graphic video on sexual assault. A new parody video has been making the rounds on the global interwebs this past week: "It's Your Fault" is an extremely sarcastic response to the culture of victim-blaming and patriarchy that colors people's reactions to sexual assault.   Starring Bollywood actor Kalki Koechlin and television personality Juhi Pandey, "It's Your Fault" is an uncomfortable comedy video that isn't funny at all--perhaps because of the truth it tells about perceptions of rape. Read More
  Kathy Griffin is far from subtle; seriously, you don’t want to get on her bad side. The saucy comedian will skewer anyone who crosses her with her quick wit and biting tongue. Turns out, she won’t only stick up for herself. Womankind, Kathy Griffin has our backs.    And who has crossed some awesome lady celebs this week? No surprise: Perez Hilton. We all know about that time he totally violated Ke$ha’s privacy by posting intimate pictures of the singer for the whole world to see. Read More
  Like many others, we were shocked and appalled by Robin Thicke and Pharrell’s “Blurred Lines.” As the song’s title suggests, the song contains concerning lyrics that blur the very clear divide between consensual sex and abuse: New York Magazine's Ann Friedman explains that “phrases like ‘good girl’ and ‘I know you want it’ uttered in rapid succession [sound rapey]. Read More