Deconstruct the Super Bowl with the "Portlandia" feminist bookstore clerks

The real-life inspiration behind the sketch show's Women and Women First book store clerks live-tweeted the game

By Erin Keane

Chief Content Officer

Published February 2, 2015 2:33AM (EST)


The Super Bowl might be the patriarchy's big pageant, but that doesn't mean feminists can't enjoy the big game ... in their own way. The "Portlandia" team invited the staff of an actual Portland feminist book store, In Other Words — otherwise known as the real-life inspiration behind the popular recurring sketch — to live-tweet the Super Bowl from the official Portlandia account.

Want to re-live Super Bowl XLIX through a feminist lens? Here are their best bits of commentary:

On gridiron action:




On the commercials:







On the entertainment:

By Erin Keane

Erin Keane is Salon's Chief Content Officer. She is also on faculty at the Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing at Spalding University and her memoir in essays, "Runaway: Notes on the Myths That Made Me," was named one of NPR's Books We Loved In 2022.

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