"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Why Katie Couric Kicks Ass:

In regards to being selected as the first female Class Day speaker at Princeton, Katie Couric had this to say to the graduating class of 2009:

But, actually, I do have a bone to pick with you. I have discovered I am the first female Class Day speaker in Princeton’s history. OMG, WTF [Thanks for the LOL]

All these years, and only one woman? Now, I understand this isn’t Lilith Fair and there are plenty of great men out there…… but you actually asked Bradley Whitford of the West Wing BEFORE you had a woman? I understand the concept of casting a wide net…but great women like Madeline Albright, Sally Ride, Mother Teresa, Ellen Degeneres all bested by a fake political advisor to a fake president!? And then you had Stephen Colbert, a fake TV anchor? Actually, Stephen could be a REAL anchor…with just a little more product in his hair! I must say, I’m shocked you didn’t invite Doogie Howser this year, a fake doctor and graduate of Princeton Class of 83. Or maybe you did, but he was too busy on the set of “How I Met your Mother.” Or as we call it, My Favorite MILF.

So, I’d like to officially welcome Princeton to the 21st Century. You’ve embraced the female gender at the perfect time…because it’s been quite a year for women.
Love it.

(Via Women & Hollywood)


plumpdumpling said...

Oh, yeah! Now I remember why I never got into feminism: it was Lilith Fair! I always thought that was the cheesiest, armpit hairiest thing around. The acts were always uninteresting, and the ads were always so hippie. I'd still choose Ozzfest any day. And did.

Tracey said...

You don't have to be into Melissa Etheridge and Ani DiFranco to be a feminist, you know. Just because we were busy enjoying Limp Bizkit before anyone else knew who they were and screaming for Megadeth doesn't mean we didn't believe in equality.