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Episode 61

The JV Club

Casey Wilson

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The JV Club #61: Casey Wilson

All quipping aside, Episode 61 with Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) is NOT sponsored… by anyone. But hey, it’s all good. There’s still plenty to chew on with topics like Girl Scouts, feminism, and the best and worst of Billy Joel.

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  • I totally have a SodaStream! And I really love it, even though I’m not the big carbonated drinks person in the house- I’m addicted to their cranberry/raspberry diet flavor.

    I appreciated that Casey was willing to come out and say “Yes, I’m a feminist.” There is this perception that there is some huge number of feminists who are “man-hating feminazis” and it’s just not really the case. I wasn’t even aware of that perception until I got into college- I was raised by a feminist mother, and it always seemed so cut and dry until I went away to school and realized that apparently telling people you are a feminist means they’re going to think you are a radical person.

    Casey is right- everyone should be a feminist, dammit!

  • Musical theatre category, YES! I know I’m probably in the minority, but I always appreciate it when things are made more musical theatrey. And I’m not even sorry about that!

  • “As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.” – John Lennon

    “Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

    “The age of women doesn’t mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

    I am interested in feminism, and it’s study. It’s hard for people like me (23 year old college student) because I am persecuted for this belief of mine. People don’t understand why I would be interested in it, they perceive it as “strange” – But I don’t let other peoples perceptions shape who I am so I “keep calm and carry on”.

  • I took a human development class last semester and we had to take a poll on how many of the students considered themselves a feminist- it was an incredibly low number, especially since it was a class of mainly women from various backgrounds. Our professor defined feminism and then asked us again and the vast majority of the class said that they were feminists after hearing the definition. I think that a lot of people just don’t have a clue what people mean by feminism.

  • It was surprising and touching to hear Casey get emotional about her firing from SNL. Personally, it always seemed obvious she had good comic chops, but nothing to work with, or a chance to develop. SNL is all about creating ‘wacky’ comic characters or doing impersonations, and many very funny people have different strengths. Casey is a natural for sitcoms, and no matter what happens with “Happy Endings,” she’ll do well!

  • Didn’t expect the link to be blocked… I should say it’s sinfest.net a perfectly safe for work webcomic. .com I do believe is an adult website.

  • My memories of scouting are a mix of cool experiences mixed in with painfully uncool moments. So almost exactly like the rest of my adolescence.

    The one big difference is that the Scouts up here are co-ed and don’t block kids based on religion or sexual orientation.

  • There will sadly alway be the kinds of men who think women are not equal to men, and there will always be the kinds of women who think being pretty and ONLY being pretty is their shortcut to all the great things in life. There is not much that can be done about these types but as for the rest of us the confusion comes from the media.

    The media STILL often portrays thoughtful women as aggressive and unfeminine while it portrays phallocentric males as confident and dashing. We will always live in a world where we want to attract a mate. So guys think they need to be jerks, and women think they want jerks. Women think they need to be submissive and men think they want a women who is submissive. But we don’t really. So when we start to say what we REALLY want, we always have to preface it with “I’m not an sissy but” …. “or I’m not a feminist but…..”

  • Listening to this episode, I suddenly remembered how we played MASH in sixth grade, but called it SHAMPOO-Y, which stood for Shack, House, Apartment, Mansion, Palace, Outhouse, Overstore (like an apartment over a store? Somehow this was a bad thing.), Yacht. The other categories, of which I can’t remember any special ones, sadly, had the standard number of three options.
    We did get it trouble on a fieldtrip when one of our MASH papers got away from us and was found to have the names of some boys in our class, the teachers wanted to know what it was about.

  • I was listening to the podcast and thinking about what you were saying about women disavowing feminism.

    I would argue that feminism is not a uniform enough set of beliefs for a listener to know what the speaker is telling them when they call themselves feminist. It seems that most women who apologize for being feminist are trying to separate themselves from the more extreme sentiments that fall under the umbrella. Those who don’t apologize usually end up going the route of explaining their beliefs instead. Vegetarians are doing this right: they have broken the umbrella belief into various brands which reflect the various ideas under “Vegetarians”. Ova-Lacto, pescatorian, vegan, ect…. I feel that to stop the qualifications and detailed explanations, feminist need to do the same. Thought, I’m not sure what the divisions would be.