SHE-LOGY: Women who talks
Female talk show hosts.
OPRAH WINFREY. Queen of All Media. Considered the most influential woman in the world.
“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.”
ELLEN DEGENERES. Award-winning talk show host, comedian, writer, producer. First openly lesbian actress to play an openly lesbian character on television.
“Most comedy is based on getting a laugh at somebody else’s expense. And I find that that’s just a form of bullying in a major way. So I want to be an example that you can be funny and be kind, and make people laugh without hurting somebody else’s feelings.”
CHELSEA HANDLER. The only female late-night host.
Her reaction when Bill Carter wrote an article for the New York Times about Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” and placed her existence inside parentheses:
And just as I don’t want to be inconsequential in any late-night discourse, I also don’t want to be singled-out and lauded merely because I am successful “for a woman.” I only want to be acknowledged for having worked hard to build an equally significant audience and fan base to those of my peers. I believe the success of any woman should never be qualified by her gender.
This isn’t about Bill Carter. This is about being noted as a parenthetical, reaffirming what I feel has been an underlying, yet consistent inconsistency with how I am handled as the only woman in a traditionally male field. My only goal when I started this show six-and-a-half years ago was to offer viewers another voice to end their day with (even if my show is on E!). That’s the appropriate use of a parenthetical. (Read full article “No One Puts Baby in Parentheses“)
SHE-LOGY is a blog project open to everyone who is interested to celebrate women this whole month of March. If you’re reading this, I extend that invitation to you to contribute post/s about the women you’d like to honor. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for reading this.