Kate Harding dissects Germaine’s latest blithering (Germs doesn’t always blither, but I cannot think of a better description for this particular effort) in Salon. Great job.
I was having the “why aren’t there more women working in stand-up?” conversation with a comedian and a punter at a comedy club last night, after the punter had looked at the gallery of comedian portraits and asked why there were so few women on it. The punter felt that my measured observation that all the male comedians there that night had left their wives at home to look after their children (and the one woman on the programme being currently childfree) was “that same old excuse that women have been using for thousands of years”. The comedian, to his credit, made an argument referencing perceived status in society and cultural expectations.
H/T Amanda Marcotte on FB