Lindy West burst into the journalistic spotlight in a furious flurry of all-caps, exclamation marks and knob/vagina gags.
If you are a fan of all those things then it is pretty likely that you'll be a fan of West’s writing. She’s one of those super-talented writers who manages to make serious, right-on points in a funny and non-preachy way.
Back in 2010, West had been working as the film editor for an alternative weekly Seattle newspaper called The Stranger. Then she wrote a review ofSex and The City 2. It was hilarious and the WHOLE INTERNET fell in love with her.
But there is way more to West than Burkas and Bikinis. If you have time to spare, I’d suggest checking out her archive on The Stranger. You can also find her on Jezebel. If you are lazy and want a condensed version, here’s my summary of some of the funniest truisms that Lindy West has ever written:
On how to get a guy:
“Exist. Smile. Wash yourself. Go to places where other people are. Have fun. Congrats! Penis in vagina!”
On the “feminism” of Sex and the City 2
“If this is what modern womanhood means, then just fucking veil me and sew up all my holes. Good night.”
On creative freedom:
On the characters of Twilight:
“You guys are stupid”
On King Triton’s torso:
“SPEAKING OF KING TRITON, WHY ARE YOU SO ELDERLY BUT YOU HAVE THE PECS OF A SHARKBOY!?!?”
On rape jokes:
“...the best comics use their art to call bullshit on those terrible parts of life and make them better, not worse.”
On women, the practical, the pink and the pretty:
“I like pretty things. But I like being taken seriously as a human being more.”
Image via lindywest.net