Saturday, April 10, 2010

I Never Thought This Day Would Come . . .

Clearly I miss blogging on the personal front - ever since I blogged briefly yesterday about the success of our WRC Rock Against Rape concert, all I keep coming across are amazing blog topics. SUCH AS . . . . the following article on who is more feminist - Liz Lemon or Leslie Knope?

Now, I admittedly LOVE both shows more than is probably normal. And I really never thought I would see the day where Liz-feminism would be challenged by Leslie-feminism. I never even thought about them having different types of feminism. They're both feminist, so we're good here, right?

This article thinks not. I haven't yet checked out either of the articles referenced within the article here, which maybe I ought to have done before putting it out for debate here, but I was too interested in what other people thought to wait that long. :)

AND, I'm putting off writing a paper as I type this. So weigh in now, dear feminist friends. I'm dying to hear what you think - and if you dont' respond, I will be forced to finish this paper.

1 comment:

  1. Leslie! I like 30 Rock and Tina Fey (who I think is very much a feminist, and, of course, the show's creator and lead writer). 30 Rock often provides a feminist social commentary. For example,

    Jack: Lemon, I'm impressed. You're beginning to think like a businessman.
    Liz: A businesswoman.
    Jack: I don't think that's a word.
    Kenneth: Oh no Sir, I don't vote Republican or Democrat. Choosing is a sin, so I always just write in the Lord's name.
    Jack: That's Republican. We count those.

    Wonderful, smart dialogue! I appreciate that it exposes gender and power hierarchies in a humorous way. Yet, I still find that Liz can be a bit elitist, in a way that Leslie is not.

    Either way- love both Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.