Aziz Ansari is a Feminist

Oh, I’m sorry, did you think you could not possibly love Aziz Ansari any more? Did you?? THEN YOU ARE A FOOL. Enjoy his bit on Letterman about how he’s a feminist and everyone else should be, too.

“If you believe that men and women have equal rights, if someone asks if you’re a feminist, you have to say yes, because that’s how words work. Like, you can’t be like ‘Oh yeah I’m a doctor who primarily does diseases of the skin.’ ‘Oh so you’re a dermatologist?’ ‘Oh no, that’s way too aggressive a word.'”

Aziz Ansari

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon mstdn.social/@rebeccawatson Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky @rebeccawatson.bsky.social

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  1. Yep, Aziz is great. I loved it when he started calling out all the racist and homophobic comments at James Franco’s roast, and he did it without sounding like a scold which is hard to do.

    BTW, have you seen the clip from Conan of Nasim Pedrad doing her impression of Aziz? It’s pretty spot on.

  2. His feminism commentary was great. I also loved his take as his parents immigrating to South Carolina, the perfect Venn diagram of racism and bad public schools. Ha! My parents were also immigrants from India, but the Venn diagram into which I was born was somewhat more desirable. He’d spend his $20 on fresh pressed juice!! Ha. I’mma go thank my parents now.

  3. I have met women who complain if men use the F-word to describe themselves, because of men who think taking a women’s studies class is a good way to meet women, though.

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