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" An ocean of ink - real and virtual - has been spilled critiquing the appearance of female politicians. "
" I've worked on over twenty TV staffs, and nine out of ten male colleagues are wonderful, inclusive, and professional. Still, there's usually one guy - the Tenth Man - who turns a fun job into a dental appointment. "
" At 26, I was single, living in Manhattan, and working as a journalist at 'Vanity Fair.' I was Carrie Bradshaw... in sensible shoes. "
" When threatened, the nervous system sometimes goes into a 'freeze response.' You assess the risk and determine that fight or flight doesn't help you. Staying put does. "
" For me, TV had always been a medium for entertainment. "
" In over thirty years working in TV and movies, I've never had an exit interview or contributed to a 360 assessment. "
" The average career span for a TV writer is 11 years. The only other thing I could find that had the same career span was a police dog. "
" Smash together the Grammys, Oscars, Emmys, and Tonys, and you get the Green Room at the Kennedy Center Honors. "
" I loved working on 'Murphy Brown,' and I loved working on 'Monk.' "
" Broad City's first season is full of moments that are insane... and yet make total sense. "
" Sensitivity training is a fine idea but isn't taken seriously by those who need it most. "
" One of the greatest benefits to come out of 'Lean In' was convincing women to help and support other women - not out of this sense of duty and that you'd be condemned to hell forever if you didn't, but because it will make all your lives better. "
" It's notoriously difficult to get actors to go on record speaking about other actors. Such requests are usually met with terse replies from publicists explaining that their clients are on set and too busy to reply. "
" In Hollywood, you kind of trick yourself into feeling like you have impact. "
" When I write, I feel like an optometrist, constantly flipping between lenses and asking, 'Is this better? Is this?' Slowly, the work comes into focus. "
" One of the most rebellious things a woman can do is allow people to think she's mean. "
" By June 1990, I'd racked up 'written by' credits on both 'Newhart' and 'The Simpsons.' "
" I think I'm funnier in my writing than in person. "
" Given the long history of global anti-Semitism and continued calls for the destruction of Israel, it's tough to be a Jew. "
" If women who don't help women get a special circle in hell, I think women who do help women should get a special cloud in heaven. "
" People say, 'Dress for the job you want,' and since I wanted a job that guys had, I dressed like a guy. "
" I think, in all fields, there's this motherhood pay penalty where, the second you become a mother - and this is true whether you give birth or adopt - you're perceived to not be as committed to your job. Whereas men are perceived as breadwinners who now need more money and promotions because they're fathers. "
" There have always been women who were successful against the odds. Now we need to change the odds so more women can be successful. "
" Everyone - male and female - is biased. But no one wants to admit it, so our brains search for examples that disprove the accusation. "
" I realize that 'hire qualified women!' is the sort of outraged demand that's often met with a sigh. No one disagrees, and yet gender inequality in high-paying positions extends into all professions. "
" Like leggings, comedies created by women came into vogue in the late 1980s, exploded in the early '90s, went mainstream in the mid-'90s, and were shoved into the back of the closet around 1997. "
" For thirty years, I've been hearing that it's getting better for women. And until I see statistical proof over enough years that that's true, I won't believe it. "
" An executive producer with an all-male writing staff once inadvertently revealed his deep, dark fear. While discussing a full-time position for me, he mused out loud, 'I wonder if having a woman in the room will change everything.' Of course, what he really meant was: 'I wonder if having a woman in the room will change me.' "
" The first Emmys I went to was in 1990 when the five nominees for best comedy were 'Designing Women,' 'Golden Girls,' 'Murphy Brown,' 'Cheers,' 'Wonder Years.' Three and a half were created by women. "
" I think it's an uphill battle in every field. You hear late-night comedy is hard on women. And then you hear investment banking is hard on women. And tech is hard on women. And then you start digging, and you learn philosophy departments are hard on women! "
" The more successful you are as a man, the more you're liked. And the more successful you are as a woman, the more you're disliked. "