Girl crush: Sarah Haskins

The satirist we wish "The Daily Show" would hire.

Topics: Advertising, Broadsheet, Sarah Haskins, Love and Sex,

She had me at “It’s that ‘I have a master’s but then I got married’ look!” in the yogurt video I wrote about a few weeks ago. But when she stripped down to bike shorts and a sports bra to demonstrate her resemblance to a computer-fattened contestant on “Bulging Brides” (video below) she, um, had me even more. I am officially girl-crushing on Sarah Haskins something fierce.

Who is Sarah Haskins? Good question. Google doesn’t turn up much on the creator of “Target: Women” — a segment of the generally hilarious “InfoMania” show on Current TV — even though she has become the toast of the feminist blogosphere after just two outings. From the opening montage of cocktail glasses and tampons to Haskins’ perfectly timed and executed “WTF?” face, “Target: Women” satirizes vapid lady programming so brilliantly, every woman I know wishes “The Daily Show” would offer Haskins a job already. Even if we had no idea who she was a month ago and haven’t seen any of her work other than two three-minute videos. She’s that good! Private island good! Cute best man good! Who serves yogurt at their wedding good!

If you haven’t seen her latest, “Target Women: Wedding Shows,” check it out below. I’ll just be over here in my gray hoodie, watching the We channel and eating Activia while impatiently awaiting the next installment.



Kate Harding is the co-author of "Lessons From the Fatosphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce With Your Body" and has been a regular contributor to Salon's Broadsheet.

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