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Feminism, Humour

Funny Birds 3: Some Reckonings

Funny Birds 3: Some Reckonings

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.*

by × April 28, 2016 × 0 comments

Feminism, Reviews

Review; Mad Max: Fury Road

Review; Mad Max: Fury Road

I didn’t even want to see Mad Max: Fury Road.  I don’t do action movies. 

by × June 12, 2015 × 2 comments

Feminism, Humour, Reviews

Comedy Fest Review: Adrienne Truscott in Adrienne Truscott’s Asking for It (trigger warnings)

Comedy Fest Review: Adrienne Truscott in Adrienne Truscott’s Asking for It (trigger warnings)

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 × May 7, 2015 × 1 comment

Feminism, Humour

Funny Birds 2: The Funniering

Funny Birds 2: The Funniering

By Jennifer O’Sullivan Merry Christmas – it’s Comedy Festival time!

by × April 29, 2015 × 0 comments

Feminism, News

Regarding “call-out culture”: the uncontained fury of the imagined teenage Tumblr feminist

Regarding “call-out culture”: the uncontained fury of the imagined teenage Tumblr feminist

Recently Jonathan Chait generated a lot of heat online for a New York mag piece raging about a new era of political correctness.

by × March 25, 2015 × 8 comments

Feminism, International

A tale of two sinners

A tale of two sinners

Recently in the news we’ve had a couple of examples of inappropriate behaviours from white men in positions of power.

by × November 18, 2014 × 5 comments

Feminism

Neverending storrrryyyyy

Neverending storrrryyyyy

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.

by × October 1, 2014 × 2 comments

Feminism, Humour

James laughed, all the while checking out Chad's spectacular left moob

Three conversations I’ve had in a bar

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.

by × June 12, 2014 × 1 comment

Feminism, Humour

Misogyny and rape jokes: Ha ha ha bonk!

Misogyny and rape jokes: Ha ha ha bonk!

That’s the sound of me laughing my head off.

by × May 12, 2014 × 9 comments

Feminism, Humour

Funny birds and where to find them

Funny birds and where to find them

By Jennifer O’Sullivan As a woman who works in comedy, I am sad that there are not more of us. In fact, I’m sad that 90% of comedy performed this festival comes from one perspective

by × March 21, 2014 × 1 comment

Feminism, Humour

Are women funny?

Are women funny?

By Michele A’Court. I have been making a living out of being funny for the past 21 years. Maybe a little longer if you count hosting “What Now” from 1987, a children’s programme heavy on the comedy sketches and witty banter.

by × March 3, 2014 × 11 comments

Feminism

What’s the deal with feminist art?

What’s the deal with feminist art?

“Feminism, as an art movement is over. All the issues of feminism have been solved”, said a classmate in one of my lectures once.

by × February 3, 2014 × 0 comments

Feminism, Rights

On Roast Busters and Radio Live – rape isn’t a drunken oversight.

On Roast Busters and Radio Live – rape isn’t a drunken oversight.

Warning: Trigger warning for rape. The following story was sent to us and for obvious reasons the writer asked to remain anonymous. 

by × November 6, 2013 × 6 comments

Feminism

It’s a man’s man’s man’s man’s world

It’s a man’s man’s man’s man’s world

So this is a post I’ve wanted to write for a long time. But it’s been hard to get it right in my head, let alone down on page. So what you get is a stream of consciousness.

by × August 15, 2013 × 4 comments

Feminism, Humour

No. Let's not be friends.

The top ten things that annoy me

I’m an opinionated man. Anyone who knows me personally will tell you that I have an opinion on everything. Everything.

by × July 14, 2013 × 0 comments

Feminism, Rights

The F-Word

The F-Word

So last time I talked about the f-word I looked at how I think feminism is failing. One way I am measuring this is that the great majority of women don’t want to call themselves feminist any more because it seems unnecessarily difficult – both in reputation and in practise.

by × June 6, 2013 × 2 comments

Feminism, Rights

Where’s the bacon?

Where’s the bacon?

In the last year the gender gap increased from 12.85 per cent to 14.18 per cent to the biggest it has been in a decade.

by × May 22, 2013 × 1 comment

Feminism, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Michele A’Court, Stuff I forgot to tell my daughter

Comedy fest review: Michele A’Court, Stuff I forgot to tell my daughter

Michele A’Court has long been one of New Zealand’s premier comedians, she’s won oodles of awards and has pretty much clocked comedy.

by × May 17, 2013 × 0 comments