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" Broad City's first season is full of moments that are insane... and yet make total sense. "
" I turned 40, and things started to go south. "
" Moral licensing comes into play when people rely on past behavior to dismiss current prejudiced behavior. This is better known as the 'Some of my best friends are...' defense. "
" I've been speaking out about harassment and gender disparity for years. "
" Jenny McCarthy has used her celebrity and sex appeal to attract attention to autism. And while no one questions McCarthy's determination and passion, many scientists have debunked her anti-vaccine message and her claims that a gluten-free diet can provide a cure. "
" 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. "
" Given the long history of global anti-Semitism and continued calls for the destruction of Israel, it's tough to be a Jew. "
" The creative process is often wrapped up in bottomless anxiety, and when the world applauds the product of that process, it soothes the anxiety. Briefly. Then the anxiety returns and even intensifies. "
" When you start a memoir, you think, 'I'm going to blast all the people who were mean to me.' And then you start writing, and you go, actually, it's so much more fun to say nice things about people who were kind and generous to you. "
" I'm both an insider and an outsider. "
" There have been many great newspapermen, but to my mind, only two have achieved immortality: Pulitzer for his endowment and William Randolph Hearst for his castle. "
" Writing is not what you start. It's not even what you finish. It's what you start, finish, and put out there for the world to see. "
" In Hollywood, you kind of trick yourself into feeling like you have impact. "
" 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! "
" One of the great things about being in entertainment is you have access to the media. People pay attention to you. "
" Male writers don't want to be judged in the room. They want to be able to scarf an entire bag of potato chips while cracking fart jokes and making lewd comments without fear of feminine disapproval. But we're your co-workers, not your wives. "
" Unfortunately, my system for tracking down funny female writers isn't methodical. It's mainly based on word-of-mouth, which can cast a limited net. "
" I was ahead of the gender curve, but I wasn't ahead of the intersectionality curve, and I get it now. It's important to me. "
" 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. "
" I fantasize about the networks making a rule that each show's writing staff needs to reflect the gender and racial makeup of its audience. "
" 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. "
" Hated 'The Imitation Game.' Totally inaccurate. A gay man with a messy room? Don't buy it. "
" By June 1990, I'd racked up 'written by' credits on both 'Newhart' and 'The Simpsons.' "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" The vocabulary of my cynical world doesn't allow me to explain the success of 'Lean In.' "
" Early on in my career, I was often the only woman in the room, writing for shows like 'Late Night with David Letterman,' 'The Simpsons,' 'Newhart,' and 'Coach,' and sometimes I'd feel like I didn't belong. "
" An ocean of ink - real and virtual - has been spilled critiquing the appearance of female politicians. "
" 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. "
" For me, TV had always been a medium for entertainment. "