Sarah Haskins is my heroine. As a chick who takes improv class once a week, funny women are IT for me. Funny women who are also socially conscious? YES PLEASE WITH SPRINKLES ON TOP.
Sarah is a Chicago native, a Harvard grad, and a writer. For a few golden years, she starred in a segment called “Target Women,” in which she poked fun at media and (b)advertising aimed at teh ladies.
These days, Sarah co-writes a new ABC series called Trophy Wife. (I did not know this until 15 seconds ago. Thank you blog, for making me do research!) I will be watching.
But for now, let’s chuckle bitterly at the myriad things the advertising industry has done to show its misogynistic belly. (I can say that; I’m married to an ad guy.) Sarah’s brilliance is that she uses humor to call out real problems. If I’ve learned anything from my female idols, it’s that being hilarious is how you approach heavy topics without losing everyone you’d like to influence.
Cue the Sarah! On genital grooming… (Takeaway quote: “When our delicate lady parts are mentioned, we cannot bear it.”)
And – this one might be my very favorite – on “product story time.” (Takeaway quote: “Milk will also bring sunshine to a land devastated by your period tears.”)
Many, many more episodes can be found here.