Yes I know, you should never speak ill of the dead but it’s now or never…
I really couldn’t stand Joan Rivers. I’m sorry but there you go. It’s out now.
I think part of my dislike stems from frustration. I find it incredibly frustrating that she was never truly picked apart by the feminists. Yes I’m sure there have been some who have criticized her but never on a large enough scale, at least in my opinion.
I suppose you could argue that she was revolutionary; “one of the boys” back when there weren’t many female comedians. And I suppose technically she subscribed to a “nothing and no one is off-limits” kind of philosophy.
But it doesn’t change the fact that she made her living criticizing other women, often tearing them to shreds.
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