The idea that feminists are hilarious isn't exactly news to most of us, but it's still fun to see new comedies that feature feminism (even if those comedies poke fun at, ahem, Bitch). Check out this video from the ladies of Vag Magazine (in real life they're the ladies of the Upright Citizens Brigade):
Tracy Clark-Flory of Salon describes the series this way:
The premise of the show, which premieres tonight during a live event at New York's Upright Citizen's Brigade, is that a bunch of "Bitch"-reading young urbanites buy a fashion magazine with their proceeds from selling reusable cloth menstrual pads on Etsy.
"'Bitch'-reading young urbanites"? Say what?!?!
Here's the second video from Vag:
OK, so this brand of feminists-are-humorless-let's-make-jokes-about-it comedy has been done before (see: Thunderant) but I still think these Vag videos are pretty funny. You could even say that I LMFAO'ed (laughed my FEMINIST ass off! Get it? Who are you calling humorless?). Now, that could just be because as an employee of Bitch Media who also happens to own a vintage sweater that has been adorned with anchors that I bought at a feminist craft fair, I could not be more represented here unless I actually appeared onscreen. Still, the stereotype that we feminists can't take a joke might be best fought with, well, jokes. Right?
What do you think? Funny? Not funny? (FYI, If you're in the first camp and you live in New York, you can see Vag performed live at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.)