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The year's 7 best feminist comedy routines, so far

Sketches and stand-up to help you deal with Hobby Lobby, the GOP and sexual harassment in 2014


Prachi Gupta
July 16, 2014 8:00PM (UTC)

While the War on Women rages on, some of our favorite ladies are using comedy to dismantle the head-scratching logic that's so prevalent in our government, legislation, workplaces and on college campuses. Amy Schumer, Kristen Schaal and Sarah Silverman serve up some of the year's best and much-needed comedy:

Sarah Silverman meets Jesus

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The  comedian issued a PSA about women's reproductive rights in January starring Jesus, who said to her: "Fertilized eggs aren't people, people are people. But people who believe fertilized eggs are people are people too. You have to love them. You're not better than them."

Kristen Schaal takes on Princeton Mom

What better way to counteract Princeton Mom than by out-Princeton-ing her? Get marriage prep started young, in kindergarten! Here's Kristen Schaal, paving the way with K-Date.

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Kristen Schaal on sexual harassment

Are you a man who is victimized by the increasingly "feminized atmosphere" of lady-spores that are contaminating the workplace air? If so, Schaal has a message for you:

Amy Schumer on chicks who can hang

Amy Schumer's sketch comedy show is probably the funniest feminist show on television right now. While all of her sketches are indispensable, "Chicks Who Can Hang" does a great job of mocking men who want to date conventionally attractive versions of themselves:

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"Comedy Bang! Bang!" on Funny Women

Lizzy Caplan reverses the genders, illustrating the absurdity of that dumb "women can't be funny" argument:

Emily Heller’s stand-up

Emily Heller, who has claimed that "Feminism Is Not Fun" on "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show," continues to poke fun at misogyny, this time in a stand-up bit for "Conan." She perfectly articulates what's so annoying about that question single women hear so often: "Aren't you afraid of dying alone?"

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Jessica Williams on sexual assault in college

At the peak of America's college sexual assault scandal, Jessica Williams brings this funny yet sobering sketch that illustrates what women are taught in college, versus what men are taught.

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Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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