Oh hi! It’s me, constant improvisor and international feminist killjoy Jennifer O’Sullivan, here to guide you in your navigation of the always-dude-heavy comedy festival programme and to remind you that yes, women are diligently doing their thing and carving out their place in the comedy world.*
We live in a world of hyperbole. We live in a country that suffers from an est-est complex and now this seems to be spreading.
I didn’t even want to see Mad Max: Fury Road. I don’t do action movies.
Last year I saw Reginald D. Hunter as part of the Comedy Festival. His show hinged upon one big giant rape joke he did smack in the middle of his set.
By Jennifer O’Sullivan Merry Christmas – it’s Comedy Festival time!
Ah, yes. It’s just a bit of fun. Mucking around. A friendly gesture. How many times have we heard these old chestnuts when some bloke has been somehow inappropriate?
I’m (almost) 32. I am a healthy, fit, married woman. I work in fairly senior marketing and communications roles, in a world where, these days, most of my peers or higher level colleagues are men.
Recently Jonathan Chait generated a lot of heat online for a New York mag piece raging about a new era of political correctness.
Dear Slightly Slutty Barren Spinster, I too am terminally single and offspring free, have sex as I please, and am committed to this lifestyle.
Recently in the news we’ve had a couple of examples of inappropriate behaviours from white men in positions of power.
Our first letter to our slightly slutty barren spinster was a very topical one. One where our protagonist is clearly paying attention to the world around him and needs some old fashioned tips on dating.
On Stuff there was an article about the cat-calling/street harassment that an individual woman received while walking through New York
**Trigger warnings** At what point does an artist’s behaviour affect your level of enjoyment for their body of work? Can you like an artist who does terrible things in real life? And if not, what’s the threshold before you go “nah, I’m not gonna listen to them/watch their films any more”.
A few days ago, my flatmates succumbed to my insistence that we watch ‘The NeverEnding Story‘, one of my favourite movies as a young child.
The internet has exploded in the last 72 hours because naked photos and videos of over 100 people, several of them high profile Hollywood actresses and models (and most notably 24 year old Jennifer Lawrence) were stolen.
Hi there. So there’s been a lot of rage from men about David Cunliffe’s comments about apologising for being a man.
Three conversations take place in a bar. To be fair, only two of these conversations have actually happened. The other one hasn’t yet, but it will.