The 'Broad City' Ladies Had a Great Response to Questions About Their 'Sneaky Feminism'


Broad City is one of our favorite shows around—and if you haven’t seen it yet, then you need to ASAP! The show is full of strong, intelligent and totally hilarious female characters that we can all relate to. So, it’s no surprise that we are loving the interview the show’s leading ladies, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, recently did with Playboy.

We love how the ladies were not shy to shut down any sexist misconceptions that came up during the interview and talk about their pride in being feminists on the popular show. They reassured us that Broad City is more than just a show for women; it's a show for everyone. Glazer said, "There's this belief with no merit that media with women at the center applies to women, but media with men at the center applies to everyone. Abbi and Ilana's friendship represents that ride-or-die dynamic for anyone to whom it speaks, not just women." 


At one point, the reporter asked, "A lot of female comedians, including Amy Schumer and both of you, have been accused of ‘sneaky’ feminism. The Wall Street Journal explicitly described Broad City as ‘sneak attack feminism.’ Why are you so sneaky?”

Jacobson and Glazer were not afraid to state their stance. Jacobson said, “We’re both totally up-front and proud feminists. We’re not being all secretive about it. I feel we’re pretty blatant in our approach.” Glazer also went on to say, “I think it’s kind of crazy that we’re still calling comedians ‘female comedians.’ That seems more like a sneak attack.” Preach it, girls!

The whole interview was filled with amusing yet informative thoughts from Jacobson and Glazer. Many women-centered TV shows get a lot of hate for their girl-power antics or “sneaky” feminist references, so we love hearing these women’s positive thoughts on feminism and TV. After this, we definitely need to go back and watch Broad City all over again!