Feminist detractors, who clearly are not following any of the funniest feminists on Twitter, seem to think of feminism as this very serious, humorless thing. But feminism isn't all fist shaking and political correctness. It is possible to be feminist and funny. Like these amazing feminist Twitter accounts, listed below, will soon prove to you. If the comedy of women like Amy Schumer (listed below), Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey (to name a few!) isn't enough to convince you that there's a light side to feminism that includes the making of jokes, both at the expense of patriarchy AND of women. Who knew! Feminists can be self-deprecating too.
If you still don't believe me, you can go straight to the sources. And keep in mind, the following list is by no means definitive. It's just 8 funny feminists that I happen to follow, and enjoy the jokes of. There's definitely many more out there, and I'm definitely more than excited to hear about and discover them, as I discovered all the following ladies. But the point is feminism and humor are not mutually exclusive, and are often most potent when paired. Because there's really nothing like a cutting joke or satire to make a pertinent social commentary.
This is The Onion for women's issues and it's delightfully biting.
Caitlin Moran is one of my favorite funny ladies and feminists ever, not in the least because she calls leopard print a "neutral" wardrobe color.
3. Ijeoma Oluo
Ijeoma focuses on inclusive, intersectional feminism, often with an acerbic wit that will make you seriously choke on your morning coffee, it's that laugh out loud good.
4. Amy Schumer
To quote my brilliant boyfriend, "Amy Schumer is doing for gender what Dave Chappelle did for race".
Allegra writes for Vice, is a hilarious feminist, and has the best name. Basically all you need to know to get involved with her Twitter.
7. Lindy West
Lindy combines humor and social activism to make scathing commentaries, intelligent arguments, and funny jokes. All requiring equal skill, and all of equal importance.
8. Megan Amram
Megan's observational feminist humor is brilliantly shameless, and gut-punch funny.