Quote of the Day

"I was in shock at what they said. They called me evil, mean and [a] plastic surgery whore and disgusting. I kept saying to myself, 'How do they know so much about me?'"Joan Rivers, on her Comedy Central Roast.

There are plenty of legitimate feminist criticisms to be made of some of Joan Rivers' material (e.g. use of sexist slurs), and there's a hell of a lot to admire about her, too (e.g. marching with the Women's Strike Coalition to the New York Mayor's residence to advocate for abortion and childcare services)—and I do admire her for those things. I have what I can only describe as a laugh-cringe relationship with Joan.

She's one of the most quick-witted and clever performers I've ever seen, and I have always loved, in particular, the sense of humor she's had about herself.

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