While putting that stamp on one hundred or so save the dates, I could not stop thinking about this “funny” video I saw around this time last year:
It’s a dramatic reading of wedding message board posts regarding polar bear post card stamps, part of a series by comedian Giulia Rozzi. It relies heavily on that comedic golden goose of an abbreviation, STD.
But even more so on the general principle of “bitches be crazy.” Especially engaged bitches.
And I sigh deeply. Because I want more women in comedy. I want more women who are creative and brave enough to film themselves doing bits, and to share them to try to make strangers laugh. I want my kids to never hear people have serious conversations about how “women just aren’t funny.” And it appears Giulia herself agrees!
But I don’t like when women in comedy get all their material from reasons other women are lame. Because I hate casual misogyny in general, but especially when perpetrated by women. And I hate it even more when perpetrated by women in a dudely field of dudeitude. Because that helps no one. Plus, it doesn’t make me laugh.
And honestly, it just hurts my feelings, as a woman. In this case, a woman who cares about her wedding, and really likes communicating with other people about wedding planning. A woman who dedicated more than a passing thought to the strangeness of polar bear stamps on a fall-colored save the date for a summer wedding.