10 Reasons We Love To Celebrate Tina Fey On Her Birthday

by Katherine Barner

On this very special day, Tina Fey celebrates her 46th birthday. In honor of her birthday, we would like to recognize a few of the many reasons why she is one of our favorite total badass (and hilarious) feminists. Here’s to you, Tina!

She Talks Honestly About Her Period

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“I was ten. I had noticed something was weird earlier in the day, but I knew from commercials that one’s menstrual period was a blue liquid that you poured like laundry detergent onto maxi pads to test their absorbency. This wasn’t blue, so…I ignored it for a few hours.”  

She Has Realistic Beauty Standards

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“If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares?”

She Knows Women Are Funny

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“…Whenever someone says to me, ‘Jerry Lewis says women aren’t funny,’ or ‘Christopher Hitchens says women aren’t funny,’ or ‘Rick Fenderman says women aren’t funny… Do you have anything to say to that?’ Yes. We don’t fucking care if you like it. I don’t say it out loud, of course, because Jerry Lewis is a great philanthropist, Hitchens is very sick, and the third guy I made up.” 

And Smart

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“I know having a boyfriend might seem like the only thing important to you right now, but you don’t have to dumb yourself down in order for a guy to like you.” 

And Super Strong

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“When faced with sexism or ageism or lookism or even really aggressive Buddhism, ask yourself the following question: ‘Is this person in between me and what I want to do?’ If the answer is no, ignore it and move on. Your energy is better used doing your work and outpacing people that way. Then, when you’re in charge, don’t hire the people who were jerky to you.”

She Encourages Women To Love Each Other

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“Girls get a lot of mixed messages—they are told, ‘Girl Power!’ and what does that mean? It means you wear a T-shirt that says, ‘Girl Power!’ but you call each other bitches. You make fun of a girl for being a virgin and you make fun of a girl for having sex. There’s no right place to be.”

“You are my heroine! And by heroine I mean lady hero. I don’t want to inject you and listen to jazz.” 

‘Obviously, as an adult I realize this girl-on-girl sabotage is the third worst kind of female behaviour, right behind saying “like” all the time and leaving your baby in a dumpster.’

She Really Loves Food

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“I’m going to go talk to some food about this.”

 “Really? I already have a drink. Do you think he’d buy me mozzarella sticks?” 

She Isn’t Afraid To Confront Creepy Men

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“Bill O’Reilly settled his sexual harassment suit out-of-court this week. This is what he had to say about it on Thursday’s O’Reilly Factor: ‘This brutal ordeal is now officially over and I will never speak of it again.’ But I will! ‘Cause I like the part about you wanting to rub falafel on that lady’s boobs and the part about how you love vibrators, and the part about how you believed it when a prostitute told ya you had a big penis? I love all those parts and I’m gonna keep talkin’ about them. A lot.” 

“Almost everyone first realized they were becoming a grown woman when some dude did something nasty to them. …It was mostly men yelling shit from cars. Are they a patrol sent out to let girls know they’ve crossed into puberty? If so, it’s working.” 

She Gives Us The Giggles

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“To say I’m an overrated troll, when you have never even seen me guard a bridge, is patently unfair.” 

And Lastly, This

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Images via Giphy


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