If we can embrace that we have different ways of thinking, different working methods, different reactions, then we see value in them rather than detriments…Your first salary is the one from which every salary after that will be based. Negotiating says something about you; that you understand your worth and that you are not afraid to speak up. It’s an important skill.

despite the kind of disappointing fact that this audience is entirely boring and hardly laughed, this video is very  important and basically sums up how I feel about women in media today (previously). 

please note Amy’s comments on diversity as more than just race and ethnicity but rather point of view because life is more diverse now, Comedy Central’s focus on content being funny NOT marketing towards gender stereotypes, and the authenticity behind each episode because the writers are their own characters. 

this video combines all my obsessions: comedy, female-first talks, and television.

also, if you haven’t watched Broad City yet you are the worst. 

Why do I get more attention for ordering a spirit-forward drink, and why do I—why does any woman—find this empowering? In a sense, by ordering whiskey with confidence, I’m challenging the stereotype that women have dainty palates while disproving the assumption that I’m not interested in spirits—a stereotype that, in part, stems from historic mores that are deeply woven into the cultural fabric that dictates gender roles.
The idea is that if we make products gendered, and we make a product for girls and a product for boys, then we’re going to perpetuate a stereotype. So the way we approach this is by making products that are gender neutral. And they’re very intentionally gender neutral, it’s a lot of hard work to make something gender neutral because the opportunities to lock in on gender, you know, there are many of them. So we make decisions that are affecting color, look. That are affecting collections of bits. Sample projects that we show. How we showcase heroes and inventors that have made things. We use them to select kinds of projects—things that are not only robotic, only handheld, things that are more, for example, situational. We try to create all these situations that allow every person to find their own flavor.