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Womens Humor

Woman Goes Premenstrual Postal. Flees Home With Hershey's Bar and Samurai Sword.

Dawn Daum | Posted 06.16.2015 | Comedy
Dawn Daum

Moody doesn't quite cover it. Volatile would better describe the way some of us are lucky enough to feel, the week before our period. I'm considering starting a support group for those of us that suffer from PMDD, also known as Psychotic Menstruating Diva Disorder.

'Jingle Bell Rock?' Nope. 'Santa's a Chick'

Dawn Weber | Posted 02.17.2015 | Comedy
Dawn Weber

Santa Claus, Santa Claus, Santa's a chick, Ain't that a kick, Santa's a chick, Bakin' and wrappin' and deckin' the hall, With her wine bottle!

Flat-Chested And Proud Of It!

Lorie Eber | Posted 02.17.2015 | Women
Lorie Eber

The truth is, I have microscopic boobs. Phil Mickelson's are bigger. Perhaps my husband might have more judiciously said that I'm "fashion model-sized" up top, but I'm okay with his answer. Lucky for me, my husband is a leg and butt man.

10 Things to Hide When Your Parents Visit for the Holidays

Dawn Weber | Posted 01.26.2015 | Comedy
Dawn Weber

It's that time of year again, and all around the U.S., Americans are roasting the turkeys, decking the halls, and shouting the age-old cry: "Mom and Dad are on the way -- hide the booze!"

Worshipping At The Erma Bombeck Altar

Gina Barreca | Posted 06.18.2014 | Comedy
Gina Barreca

When Bombeck quipped "I don't think women outlive men... It only seems longer," she challenged the system that would have us believe women live easy lives.

Advice for Women Dealing With Heartache

Emma Nicholson | Posted 03.02.2014 | Women
Emma Nicholson

My 18-year-old daughter is going through a really rough time these days and my heart is just breaking for her. I do not know how to fix her troubles but I did share with her these traditional ways of dealing with a crisis situation.

The Secret to Surviving the Holidays

Gina Barreca | Posted 02.18.2014 | Comedy
Gina Barreca

It has to do with avoiding five types of people who suck joy out of a room the way air gets sucked out of a pressurized cabin in "Snakes on a Plane." You need to protect yourself when you're near these people; they are seasonal vampires.

How I Found Fun Again After Years Of Being 'A Dullard'

Emma Nicholson | Posted 02.18.2014 | Fifty
Emma Nicholson

Earlier this year, I turned 50. It was mostly a non-event as I've been telling people I am 50 since I was 42. Adding years to your actual age always elicits a 'you look good for your age' response and I am not against shortening my life span for a compliment.

TEDx Talk: The Future of Women's Comedy

Gina Barreca | Posted 11.30.2013 | Comedy
Gina Barreca

The future of women's comedy will be greater than 140 characters. Women's comedy takes a long time. We don't like things short and sweet. We like things long and layered, complex and complicated.

Publishing Talk: Hey, Did Somebody Write My Book?

Gina Barreca | Posted 12.18.2012 | Books
Gina Barreca

As someone who has been writing about women and comedy forever, I am a hive of conflicting and buzzing feelings about a new book on the subject being published this week.

How I Started Writing About Humor

Gina Barreca | Posted 10.06.2012 | Books
Gina Barreca

As I started writing about humor and women I was also learning to be more confident about being a funny woman.

Nora Ephron Told Our Stories

Gina Barreca | Posted 08.28.2012 | Books
Gina Barreca

Her heroines were witty and perceptive even while being vulnerable and appealing; they were independent and capable, yet filled with that weird fear of overdoing everything or doing everything wrong that engulfs the most stunningly competent woman.