In an interview, Iliza Schlesinger, the comedian who makes goat sounds a lot, explained why she's disappointed with the quality of female comedians and the number of "low hanging" vagina jokes. Her thoughts weren't received well by other women in comedy.
I have never called out another female comic for anything but this really bummed me out. We have a hard enough time as it is. Why say this?— Sara ❄ Schaefer (@saraschaefer1) June 15, 2017
I think sweeping and demonstrably untrue generalisations like this just sit a little weird in a climate that's already hostile towards women— Mae Martin (@TheMaeMartin) June 15, 2017
WAIT IS THIS A WORLD WAR 2 JOKE pic.twitter.com/GPEQxgzh8m— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) June 16, 2017
My vagina is like WW2 because my grandpa freaks out when I try to talk about it.— Samantha Ruddy (@samlymatters) June 16, 2017
Disappointing to see this, for sure. Iliza, sorry your experience watching other comics has been so limited.— Tess Barker (@TesstifyBarker) June 15, 2017
Oh, & let me be clear- you don't have to like every other female comic. But publicly shit-talking them EN MASSE is both stupid and ignorant. https://t.co/yfTKN21CkM— Eliza Skinner (@elizaskinner) June 16, 2017
How is discouraging women from discussing their everyday life (I have a pussy every day) and doing WWII jokes to impress dudes feminist? 🙄🙄— Rae Sanni (@raesanni) June 15, 2017
When Iliza was my roommate on Last Comic Standing, she'd read Anne Frank out loud while I just played w my pussy every night. No wonder.— Ku (@EstherKuKu) June 17, 2017
Here's an idea! If you are a powerful woman comedian who is bored by the other women a club has booked, recommend other women to the booker!— Emily Heller (@MrEmilyHeller) June 16, 2017
Iliza tweeted back at a lot of the criticism (many responses were deleted, some weren't), announced a facebook live where she said she would explain her thoughts, cancelled that facebook live, posted a photo of herself in a bikini where she claimed women were mad a ther because she made them question their comedy and she isn't afraid of her body and wrote a response to the criticism.
"Oh no, she made a point that made me question myself and she isn't ashamed of her body? How do we handle this?!" pic.twitter.com/dW5kOlL9ES— Iliza Shlesinger (@iliza) June 16, 2017
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