Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What I'm Reading: Bossypants

So just in case anyone didn't know
is my spirit animal 

I've been waiting for this book to come out
for months
Now that I've got my hands on it
I've been trying not too read it all in one sitting
savoring it like a fine wine

This quote kept drifting back to me 
while I lay in bed last night

This is what I tell young women who ask me for career advice.
 People are going to try to trick you. To make you feel that
 you are in competition with one another. “You’re up for a 
promotion. If they go with a woman, it’ll be between you
 and Barbara.
” Don’t be fooled. You’re not in competition
 with other women. You’re in competition with everyone.
 I encourage them to always wear a bra. Even if you don’t 
think you need it, just… you know what? You’re never going to regret
 it. My dream for the future is that sketch comedy shows become
 a gender-blind meritocracy of whoever is really the funniest.
 You might see four women and two men. You might see five men
 and a YouTube video of a kitten sneezing. Once we know
 we’re really open to all the options, we can proceed with
 Whatever’s the Funniest… which will probably involve farts.
- Tina Fey