Elayne Boosler on Male Sexual Hypocrisy
“[Men] want you to scream ‘You’re the best’ while swearing you’ve never done this with anyone before.”
A 1979 New York Times article highlighted her unapologetic approach to stand-up — she wasn’t self-deprecating, she wasn’t that interested in losing weight, and she wasn’t filled with shame about being a woman. In this joke, she’s giving voice to the woman’s perspective in dating and casual sex, at a time when female comics were few and far between. It was another decade before she became the first woman to have her own hour-long TV special (she had to self-finance it, however), and while she never became quite the mainstream-success story of her peers, like Jay Leno and Andy Kaufman, she paved the way for every subsequent female comedian who wasn’t afraid to go up against the boys.
Waking up in a guy’s apartment – the morning after
“Cuddling is like Marxism – works in theory, not in real life”.
“You should make love and go to your respective corners!”
“Men are the same in the morning, women look like the Whore of Babylon”.