The Fixx is a weekly editorial roundup for humanists. It includes our favorite articles, happenings and cat memes. This edition of The Fixx is dedicated to our favorite funny women in honor of National Comedy Month.
Melissa McCarthy is a Comedic Genius--DUH
Just when we thought Melissa McCarthy news couldn’t get better (Gilmore Girls reunion announcement, hello!), Melissa goes and wins the Comedic Genius award at the MTV Movie Awards.
You might be thinking, “well, duh” but women being recognized in comedy is a hot topic as of late and McCarthy is the first woman to take home this award. An Executive producer of the awards show said, "We love Melissa for her performances but she also writes, produces and directs comedy, so this award is incredibly well deserved.”
Once she collected herself, McCarthy thanked the female comedians who came before her – Lucille Ball, Bette Midler and Whoopi Goldberg – and also gave a shout-out to her mother for telling her not to be worried about being likable and to "lovingly go for the kill."
Oh, and in true McCarthy fashion, she accepted her prize in style--crowd surfing to the stage. Well played.
Elizabeth Banks to Men Everywhere: Bow Out, Bitches
Long gone are the days when Elizabeth Banks was just an incredibly talented actress crushing the box office with little indie films like The Hunger Games. Nope, Banks can now proudly add cofounder to her IMDB (or is it Linkedin?)
Banks launched a female driven comedy platform called WhoHaha whose motto is, “If men can do it, they probably learned it from a woman.” (So true, right?) WhoHaha hopes to give an opportunity to funny women who want to “distribute their content to a wider audience and a place for users to spend hours laughing until they pee.”
We love Elizabeth and we love laughing until we pee, but what we really love about this new venture is the incredible willingness for a woman as established as Banks wanting to help other women. (What a concept, right?) Count us in.
Reminder: Amy Schumer Can Still Catch a D---, Glamour
In case you haven’t heard, Amy Schumer landed in Glamour Magazine’s “all plus-size issue” (because apparently we need that).
Amy is having none of it, taking to Twitter to defend herself, "I think there's nothing wrong with being plus size. Plus size is considered size 16 in America. I go between a size 6 and an 8. Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size? Not cool Glamour, not glamourous."
Glamour responded by saying the special edition was meant to feature “women who inspire us, and we believe her passionate and vocal message of body positivity IS inspiring.”
Instead of going into a rant about how irresponsible the fashion industry is we’re just going to kick back and quote Amy on this one, “I'm probably like 160 lbs. right now, and I can catch a d--- whenever I want.”