Abbi and Ilana give us a feminist lesson in loving yourself first... the hot neighbor later
Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are the writers, creators and stars of Broad City, a Comedy Central show that breathes cackling, pot-smoke-filled life into the well-worn TV territory of 20-something ladies livin' and lovin' in New York City.
If you haven't seen it, Broad City is Girls for actual girls.
Jacobson and Glazer follow in their mentor and producer Amy Poehler’s footsteps by embracing a feminist perspective and audience. But Broad City's feminism just refuses to fit into some "angry" or "preachy" stereotype.
Abbi and Ilana love men and sex and genuinely enjoy their lives in a carefree and apolitical way that wouldn't usually lend itself to true feminist street cred. But they also refreshingly spend their time focused on themselves and meeting their own needs and desires for everything from sex and drugs to cereal and Bed, Bath & Beyond.
A woman who cares about and for herself first? How's that for breaking the mold?
Here are a few important feminist lessons courtesy of Abbi, Ilana and Broad City: