There are so many awesome depictions of professionally ambitious ladies on TV right now. But after thinking about Equal Pay Day yesterday, and acknowledging that women still earn an average of only 77 cents to every dollar men earn, I had to wonder: what’s Liz Lemon’s wage gap? Are ALL of my favorite working women on TV underpaid? After looking into it, I came up with a depressing answer: yes. Here are my top five favorite underpaid female heroines. Who are your TV working heroines? Who did I leave off the list? Let me know!
1) Liz Lemon of 30 Rock
The very first person I thought of when I thought about hard-working women on TV was OBVIOUSLY Liz Lemon. Girlfriend …
It is no secret to those who know me well that the women of SNL past and present are my personal pantheon of goddesses, to which I worship on a regular basis. I recently got my Tina Fey fix, reading her hilarious and surprisingly feminist book Bossypants. Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph came into my life a few weeks ago in the form of the funniest movie I've probably ever seen, Bridesmaids. But there was a palpable absence in my life: WHERE WAS AMY POEHLER? Thankfully, I came across this video of her recent speech at Harvard. Clearly, I am now spiritually fulfilled, and can pass on the zen to you.
It seems like blogging is a pretty accepted form of spreading the feminist word. However, we don’t talk about those who are doing some awesome feminist vlogging. I thought today I’d share some of the cool vlogs I’ve come across.
SHE TV is described as:
S.H.E. (Sugar Hooker Entertainment) is a Los Angeles based multi-platform girl culture brand. SHEtv’s latest production, called “G.I.R.L. (Girls In Real Life),” offers conversation among girls about real-life subjects that are relevant to girls aged 12-24. G.I.R.L. is a live, hosted magazine show, where segments are dictated by the interactive audience.
“TV networks don’t have characters that speak to the diversity of girls who exist out there economically, socially, and ethnically,” says Jerra Spence, CEO of S.H.E. “Girls are forced to look to …