I enjoy comedy quite a bit, but I find that certain male comics discuss only two types of women: their wives or hot young women (porn stars) in their twenties. If I listen to too much of that talk, I start to feel invisible.
I realized this week that there are quite a few female comics around my age who are childless and/or unmarried: Sarah Silverman, Margaret Cho, Maria Bamford, Kathy Griffin, Laura Kightlinger, Natasha Leggero, Lisa Lampanelli, Jackie Kashian, Becky Pedigo, Jen Kirkman…I’m sure the list goes on.
It’s heartening to know that all those smart, sassy ladies are on my same path. I need friends like that in my actual life!