Do You Have A Moment For Some Unsolicited Male Feedback?

Okay, so let me get this straight. You’re a female comedian…who’s feminist?

Don’t you think that’s kind of cliché?

Actually, do you mind if I give you some more feedback? I saw you recently wrote and published a satire piece with a feminist undertone, and I wonder if that’s the best use of your energy. Everyone is expecting that viewpoint from a woman, so why not do something else?

Just an idea, but what if, hypothetically, you subverted society’s expectations and didn’t talk about feminism? We have so many female comedians who are always talking about feminism and their periods and the patriarchy and on and on and on. I feel like you could differentiate yourself since the “female comedian” space is so oversaturated.

Feel free to take all or none of these notes, but you should know that I’ve been doing this a long time and my writing has been featured all over Reddit and niche, indie blogs.

Have you heard of 4chan?

You should check it out. I think it would benefit your writing if you were constantly reading humor and satire from a variety of sites and not just the “mainstream” places.

Oh, and another thing: maybe nix the political talk. It always sounds shrill and whiny coming from a woman, and honestly, how do you know if you’re even correct? Sounds like you’re living in a bubble and could use a male viewpoint to diversify your circle of input.

Either way, you need to make sure you’re aware of all man’s emotions and reactions, so you can manage them at all times. It would make us feel more comfortable as no one likes to feel attacked or receive criticism.

However, as I’m looking at your piece again, one could say it’s a fractured and failed attempt at anti-humor, but I don’t know if I would. I will say that I applaud your bravery. It takes courage to not care if people find you funny. Kudos.

Okay, did you get all that? Usually I charge for my feedback, but I thought I would be generous in the name of inclusivity. It’s one of the ways I try to give back and even the playing field.

Actually, could I get your opinion on something? You seem like a chill girl, so I feel like you could give me a good read on this ironic rape joke I wrote. It’s crazy that rape culture is still so pervasive, and I feel like we really need to say something, so I want to provide some commentary that will hopefully pierce through the public’s mind.

You know, now that I think about it, not many women make jokes about sexual assault. Do you know why that is? I feel like you guys should be calling it out more since it’s so pervasive. Don’t worry, I can do it for you this time in solidarity. “I’m with her,” after all. Get it? I’m on your side.

Wait, why are you walking away? Geeze, I was just trying to be nice. Are you listening to me? You know if you aren’t open to feedback, you’re not going to get anywhere!

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