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05 September 2014 @ 12:18 pm
RIP, kinda  
Joan Rivers proved that a woman can succeed in comedy if she does enough fat shaming and slut shaming.
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tx_cronopiotx_cronopio on September 5th, 2014 06:07 pm (UTC)
And gloating about dead Palestinian children. Don't forget that one.
kaffyr: Amy's gazekaffyr on September 5th, 2014 07:50 pm (UTC)
She was a tough old broad who did and said things she shouldn't have. But underneath everything there was a bitter and glittery talent that more than occasionally shone through. I really want to see the documentary about her; "Joan Rivers; A Piece of Work." What Roger Ebert said about the documentary, and about her, is worth reading.
Maia Cmaiac on September 5th, 2014 09:26 pm (UTC)
And don't forget the self-shaming. Yeah, she got her start when a woman couldn't be accepted as a comedian unless she stood up there and hated on herself, but she never seemed to move past that.
(no subject) - Tom Jackson on September 6th, 2014 03:39 pm (UTC) (Expand)
El Coyote Gordo: actualsupergee on September 6th, 2014 05:15 pm (UTC)
I'm getting agreement over on Facebook.
Nation of Tire Saletdaschel on September 8th, 2014 08:19 am (UTC)
like most of us, she was a mixed bag. didn't find her terribly mean (compared to, say, Don Rickles ..)