Earlier today on our sister site Crushable, I wondered aloud what, exactly, is so bad about a female comedian (most recently Abby Elliot) deciding to show another side of herself by posing in lingerie for a magazine. Lots of female comedians have done this, yet somehow managed not to transform into one-sided femme-bots who exist solely for men’s sexual pleasure. Even Tina Fey‘s done it!
Obviously, I don’t think women should feel like they have to do this in order to advance their careers. But if they feel like being vain and taking some sexy photos, I’m not going to revoke their feminist cards for it, any more than I’d revoke them for wearing lipstick, shaving their legs, or marrying a man. Not to get too gender studies on you, but I like to view gender normative behavior as a consensual kink: if you want to do it, go ahead, it’s not going to Ruin Progress. But know that you’re doing it and how far you are comfortable going. And if anyone tries to tell you they know better than you what’s best for you, tell them to go hang. But enough about what I think, let’s perv on some hot, smart comedians.