The last few days have been intense. After I posted my blog about the sexism (and more) that I've faced as a comedian, I received an enormous amount of love and support from the stand up community and beyond. Any reluctance I felt about sharing my story was completely eradicated by the encouragement and kindness offered to me from comics all over the world. People, not just comedians, and not just women, told me of their own sexual assault or abuse, and I was moved over and over again by their honesty and courage. In a profession that can sometimes be very lonely, I feel surrounded by friends. Thank you to everyone who contacted me on Facebook, Reddit, or Twitter, or commented directly on the blog. To channel Leslie Knope, you are all beautiful, talented, brilliant, powerful musk oxen, and I love you so much.
Well. Most of you. Some of you SUCK. Apparently, my blog got fed into the MRA hate-garbage machine, and I received a lot of angry comments, messages, and tweets from, what does the marvelous Lindy West call them? Whiny baby men, right. I did my best to take these for what they are: the ignorant, fearful grumblings of dwindling, near-obsolete minority. But I'll admit, after dealing with a deluge of them for the last few days, I started to feel kind of worn out. So, instead of internalizing their rage, I made some memes out of the most ridiculous ones, using these beautiful, hilarious photos done by the very talented Christian Martin (as well as some crappy selfies taken by...myself). Please enjoy.