If there is a ridiculous comment made about feminism or sexism, there is a 50% chance it’s related to Lena Dunham (see Idiot Alert: Lena Dunham Says ‘White Men Don’t Understand Being Attacked’… and Idiot, Lena Dunham Claims ‘Sexist’ Men Don’t Like Ronda Rousey. Her Logic…). So when she interviewed Estee Adoram, the “Queen on NY Comedy” for her feminist newsletter, I don’t think Dunham expected Estee to poop all over everything Dunham believed in.
Which is why we’re LOLing over here…
I was thinking about it after we talked. You would define my lifestyle, my work, every job I’ve ever had in my life as feminist. To say I did it myself sounds conceited.
I was in charge. I have pictures to show, to prove it. There is something in my character, I guess, that makes it happen. I never felt: “I am not allowed to do that because I’m a woman.” Feminism would step in and say, this is a blockage here. I never felt that. I worked, I worked hard, and I always was recognized for the job. I never felt power, it’s just that’s the way it is.
Could I make more money? Sure. Now, there’s the big thing in show business. Equal pay for women and whatever. It probably is an issue. To me it’s not. Yeah, I would like to make more money, of course. At the end of the day, for me, what matters is the satisfaction with what I do, my relationship with people, whether it’s comics, coworkers, friends, people I meet. I feel happy. As long as I have enough to live for what I want to do, I’m good. I don’t know if it’s words of wisdom, but that’s what kept me happy.
If I’m being generous, I guess Dunham deserves some credit for running the interview that contradicts everything she stands for.
Adoram hits the feminist nail right on its unkempt, blue-dyed head, but in a round about kind of way. She describes herself as “in charge” with “pictures to show it, to prove it.” She didn’t believe the obstacles in her way were due to feminism, but just obstacles. Which meant she could overcome them. Then did. Which means the obstacles are simply that. We all have them, we all face them.
But feminists chalk up those natural obstacles to “the patriarchy,” summarily dismissing their own personal shortcomings, then blaming all of their woes on this mystical man-only coven of sexist warlocks who are keeping them down. Simply for having vaginas.
Except it’s not true, we’ve proven it here, Adoram has proven it in her own life, and plenty more women have proven they can do whatever they want if they have the talent, the drive, and kick the victim complex out the window (watch Ronda Rousey DESTROYS Feminist Reporter on ‘Equal Pay’ Myth…). Successful women don’t see a glass ceiling. They’re too busy making the life they want for themselves.
But feminists? They blame all of their personal shortcomings on “the patriarchy.” When really, they should be looking in a mirror. Or maybe a still lake, to spare the mirror from breaking (in Dunham’s case).
Speaking of the faulty pay gap myth, here’s an informative video for you: