Girl crush: Sarah Haskins

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


Kate Harding
June 6, 2008 8:15PM (UTC)

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!

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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

Kate Harding is the author of Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture--and What We Can Do About It, available from Da Capo Press in August 2015. Previously, she collaborated with Anna Holmes, Amanda Hess, and a cast of thousands on The Book of Jezebel, and with Marianne Kirby on Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere. You might also remember her as the founding editor of Shapely Prose (2007-2010). Kate's essays have appeared in the anthologies Madonna & Me, Yes Means Yes, Feed Me, and Airmail: Women of Letters. She holds an M.F.A. in fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a B.A. in English from University of Toronto, and is currently at work on a Ph.D. in creative writing from Bath Spa University

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