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Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Standup Jackie Kashian Reflects on #YesAllWomen

"Fish don’t think about water, they just live their lives in it. So this hashtag thing just reminds us, to each other, that we aren’t alone, or crazy for not being cool with it. And everyone’s life is in a water we can’t know, without comedy. Comedy gives us a glimpse into other waters. Other people’s families, other people’s jobs, other people’s lives. It takes us all swimming in a lake of Native American rage or an Arkansas off-the-grid lifestyle. (What are those people hiding from?) When a comedian or a book or a show reveals to me a world I have never thought about or realized existed …I am briefly ashamed that I never saw it, and then I laugh. At all of us."

- Jackie Kashian via her Tumblr, responding to the recent #YesAllWomen Twitter hashtag and the men who have taken it a little too personally.