Kathie Lee & Hoda: Caitlin Moran Interview
If Bridget Jones had a Gloria Steinham alter ego, it would be Caitlin Moran. She is a British journalist who wrote a memoir called How To Be A Woman, which is supposed to jumpstart a new conversation on feminism.
Caitlin Moran: How To Be A Woman Review
Vanity Fair said How To Be A Woman is the British version of Tina Fey’s Bossypants. Moran said she still has her dreams. She wants Tina Fey, Michelle Obama, Roseanne Barr and herself to all go out together. That’s her idea of the American lady. Kathie Lee said it is hysterical.
Caitlin Moran: Feminism
Caitlin Moran said that feminism has become a dirty word in our society. She said they don’t know what it means. The younger generation thinks that being a feminist is first of all wearing a very bad outfit. It means being very angry, hating men and never wanting to have sex. That’s not what feminism is at all.
Feminism Underwear Test
In the book she does a test. If you put your hand inside your underwear and you see that you have a vagina. Are you a lady, yes. Then ask if you want to be in charge of your vagina. If you say yes, then you are a feminist. Moran said it just means being equal to men, not better or worse. She is not anti-men or pro-women, just thumbs up for the seven billion.
Caitlin Moran: No Friends Growing Up
Caitlin Moran said she didn’t have many friends growing up. She said as a child, she was shunned by society. Her parents are mad hippies that believed in the Apocalypse. They had eight kids and were very poor. They lived on government assistance in the ghetto. She dressed very badly and was fat and boys would throw stones at her in the city. She wore her mother’s hand-me-down underwear.