“It’s interesting; a lot of women who are successful in comedy are lesbians. Or they have a fluid kind of gender identity, like I do. I am very fluid in that capacity. [Cho has had relationships with both men and women. She is currently married to a man.] But you can’t really be a successful female comic if you give a s**t what guys think at all. So a lot of heterosexual women end up dropping out because they just care too much about what guys think. I think that’s why there’s always lesbians who take over because they don’t care. It’s just an element to their personalities that helps them get by.
Cho has a point that women, especially heterosexual women, are socialized to seek approval at all times, and that can get in the way of comedy, which is all about no holds barred.” - Jezebel.com
What the…??? I don’t even… Wow….
So the whole “ladies in comedy” thing has been on my mind a lot lately. It comes up in conversation with people all the time. I’m honestly at the point where I don’t know anymore if I’m truly at a disadvantage in the industry or if being a girly girl is a strength. I wrote this big long rant and deleted it. It just infuriates me that it’s more often than not other women who seem to want to measure me as a comic based on the length of my skirt.
Also, for a real mindfuck, click on the source link on jezebel and see what the photo the original article had matched to Cho.