Tag Archives: Amy Schumer

a bill of goods

We’ve been sold a bill of goods, but they’re the same goods they were selling back in the fifties, when the men returned from war and the women were practically escorted back home from the jobs they had “taken” from the men. These days we hear of women “choosing” to stay at home, choosing to retire early, […]

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self-deprecating, from Phyllis Diller to Amy Schumer

Self-deprecation is belittling or undervaluing oneself, and I’ve been seeing it a lot lately. I think it’s time to stop it.   You know who often models self-deprecation? Female comedians: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Lena Dunham, and Amy Schumer. Before them, women like Phyllis Diller and Joan Rivers made self-deprecation a high art. I love them […]

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