Posts Tagged: sarah silverman

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Thunder, Thighs


Over one third of the women in my survey had been called “Thunder Thighs” at some point in their life. Many were still haunted by this. None of them interpreted “thunder” to mean “power. ...more

Female Comedians: On Laughter and Stigma


Some reviewers still draw a divide between the rules that apply to male comedians and their female counterparts, as seen in in Brian Lowry’s piece which criticizes Sarah Silverman for being “as dirty as the guys.”

Ann Friedman of The Hairpin created a pie chart to draw attention to comedy’s troubled relation with gender.