Epic amazing magic happens, that’s what.
Two women, both of whom are running their own comedy shows in a male-dominated industry, both of whom are under 35, both of whom have become stars based on their humour and not their looks and both of whom proudly call themsleves feminists BOTH JUST TALKING ABOUT AWESOME STUFF?
And just in case you hadn’t wet your pants already, the interview was commissioned by fellow young, intelligent,
brilliant and creative feminist Tavi Gevinson for her website Rookie and printed book ROOKIE: Yearbook Two.
Here’s are the six best quotes from the interview.
Share it with any young woman who could use a role model other than… Well, you know.
1. MINDY: Journalists don’t like to be told that their questions are sexist. Every so often I read insane things like, “Who is the next Lucille Ball?” and they list all these red-haired actresses. As though the essence of Lucille Ball’s talent was derived from the color of her hair.
2. LENA: I often feel guilty pointing out behavior in other women that I don’t support. Like somehow, the moment I was pulled from my mother’s severed stomach, a pen was placed in my tiny balled fist and I signed a binding document that says “I got all your backs, ladies.” And the thing is, I do support women, but part of that is being clear about what behaviors aren’t helping the bigger cause [of feminism].