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Jezebel seems to think so. Citing its frequent turnover with female correspondants, Jezebel alleges that it’s a boy’s club and girls just aren’t welcome- unless you’re really hot, because who cares if you’re funny if you’re hot? The women of the Daily Show fired back with a note that essentially blames the story on disgruntled women, that there’s no real merit to the accusations.

Both seem to have missed the real point. This isn’t about any show in particular, it’s about our society at large. Comedy is subconsciously a man’s world, and women are still struggling to be accepted. Start naming women who are funny. Go ahead, I’ll wait. Now name men who are funny. Odds are, your list of funny men is longer.

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I admit, I’m not an expert on social media. I didn’t go to school to study it, but I have been on Twitter for 3 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, and 3 days*. I’ve followed people and companies alike, and have seen a lot of tactics that companies and individuals have employed in promoting themselves. These are my thoughts on tips for using Twitter more effectively for promoting yourself or an event. If you disagree or agree, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments- mostly because there are no rules for Twitter Etiquette right now. Everyone has a different idea, and it’d be nice to discuss it openly as an internet community.

Using Twitter is easy. You can send a quick missive out into the ether and it’s so easy to keep following up. But at some point in time, you might wonder if you’re crossing over from having a frequent presence on Twitter to being in danger of spamming those who follow you.

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Dear Disneyland,

Thank you for helpfully sending me one last issue of your Annual Passholder magazine, asking for my family to renew our passes. However, I think it’s time we part our ways.

I got my first annual pass when I was in high school. We’d gone to Disneyland (my parents, sister and I) for Father’s Day. While buying our tickets, my dad lingered at the booth and when he came back, informed us that he’d bought us all Annual Passes. We went fairly often, for birthdays and just because we had a free weekend.

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(Note: After the cut I sidetracked and talked about the tea parties some more. Just in case you were wondering)

Most weekends tend to be pretty laid back here. The in-laws take the kids out, TH and I sneak out for a little grown-up time if we can. But we’re going to have a grueling couple of weekends. Today’s pretty normal, but tomorrow we’re going to Disneyland. I know, that should be fun, right? For those who’ve never taken little kids to Disneyland…. no. You have to pack a diaper bag with everything you might need (otherwise you have to pay 500% markup at the park), so it weighs around 20 lbs. Not only that, R has food allergies, so I have to pack food for him. Then, you have to bring extra clothes (in case they pee through). Then strollers, and it’s off in the car! You get to Disneyland, and the kids are too small to go on much. D’s really phobic, so you have to figure out whether or not it’s worth waiting 30 minutes to go on Peter Pan to see if he’ll like it or not. Or if it’s worth waiting in the line for Small World holding a squirming toddler to see if D’s over his fear of the dark. Then the kids rebel and decide not to nap, so suddenly… they’re the worst behaved children in the world. They scream, throw tantrums, and decide to ignore anything you may try to do. So it’s time to leave before Mickey and crew escort you out. (Having worked at Disneyland, I know that children behave worse and we won’t be escorted out. But as a parent, it’s still totally embarrassing)

Next weekend, my mother in law leaves on a cruise… so it’ll be just me and the kids most of the weekend (if TH has overtime). I will also be the only woman in the house. Eep!

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