Tag Archives: Comedy

Dear SNL: You should learn about #latinafeminism

Tweet To Lorne Michaels, I am writing with regards to this past week’s SNL skit “Jewelry Party,” in which Lena Dunham and Cecily Strong explained on national television what a Men’s Rights Activist is in a pathetic attempt to commemorate International Women’s Day and hop on that trendy feminist wagon. Here in the feminist blogosphere we have [...]
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Flashers, sexual violence, and racism: SNL’s new cast member, Sasheer Zamata, takes on serious issues

TweetJoining the cast of Saturday Night Live, Sasheer Zamata will become the first African-American woman to grace the show in six years. You mean there are actually funny people who are simultaneously female and African American? Who knew? (Not SNL, apparently.) It’s truly mind-blowing! Where did SNL find this person? Really, though, SNL got the memo that their lack of diversity–which Syreeta and Juliana have written [...]
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How Louis C.K. helps the domestic workers’ movement by showing that parenting is work

TweetEd. Note: This is a guest post by Sheila Bapat. Sheila is a former employment attorney who now writes about gender and economic justice. Her book about the U.S. domestic workers’ movement will be released by Ig Publishing in 2014. I saw American Hustle on New Years Day. I was pleasantly surprised when comedian Louis C.K. [...]
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SNL’s unfunny, racist White Christmas sketch tops off a year of embarrassing white pop culture

Tweet Saturday Night Live is really running with their jokes about how they’re aware of the criticism that their cast is super white and male. They think it’s hilarious and edgy to joke about that while not actually recruiting women of color to join the cast. Their latest not remotely funny bit of hipster racism [...]
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Aamer Rahman is your new comedy crush

TweetComedian Aamer Rahman has been getting a little bit of American internet love in the last few days; his bit about what reverse  racism actually means has been circulating quite a lot since it was posted at The Huffington Post. Hate to break this to you, America, but you’re late to the Rahman party. In Australia, [...]
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