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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 […]