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Duh, Amy Poehler Is A Feminist

Amy Poehler Life Lessons
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“It’s always just been in my nature—it’s just kind of my everyday. Sometimes I access it in a conscious way, but it wasn’t always the headline of stuff that I was doing. We just had Gloria Steinem do ASSSSCAT, which was so great. Kathleen Hanna came, and I’m just a huge Kathleen Hanna fan. She, for me, was closer in age and a practicing and working feminist, at the time, that I related to. When I was in my late twenties and thirties, there were these amazing female musicians, like PJ Harvey and Björk and Kim Gordon.… These musicians are all still around, but, I mean, they were the most popular musicians! Just constant, really interesting women; sex wasn’t their currency, but they were really sexy and sexual. I gave you a long-winded answer. [Laughs] So the answer is: Yes, I consider myself a feminist, and it informs my work only in that it’s just who I am, in the same way that I’m a woman, or I’m 5’2″ or whatever. I was lucky that I came through a system that had many people who did much more hard work and road-clearing before I got there.”

– Not that I had any doubts that Amy Poehler was a feminist, but I’m still glad to hear her say it. [Time Out New York]

Courage, Risks, Yes, Go, Now: 15 Totally Necessary Life Tips From Amy Poehler (In GIFS!)

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Amy Poehler

As a jobless Master’s graduate swiftly approaching 30 years old, I’ve been seeking whatever sage advice I can get (Susan Miller of Astrology Zone is my most frequent source of guidance). When Amy Poehler’s “Ask Amy” video in response to the Boston Marathon bombing went viral, I decided to perk my ears to the knowledge bank that is every “Ask Amy” video ever.

“Ask Amy” is a series of short advice videos that are part of Poehler’s online network “Smart Girls at the Party”; each is a response to a question that any viewer can leave in the comments section of the Smart GirlsYouTube channel. In the most recent episode, Poehler ruminates on the bombing at the Boston Marathon in the context of the media barrage that is so intrinsic to everyday life.

“I kind of feel like my eyes need a break, don’t you? If you do, take it. It’s okay to not be looking at what everyone is looking at all the time. To know what you’re ready to see and not see, and to be okay with letting some things rest in peace.”

What struck me about the video was Ms. Poehler’s cadence. Not only is she sincere, but so calm and focused on what she’s talking about. Unlike the plastic-sounding replies to Seventeen’s “Why Me?” section, Amy responded to her inquirer with such genuine thought and care (not surprising as the entire Smart Girls enterprise is dedicated to “cultivating the authentic selves of young women”). In an effort to exercise some self-care of my own, I decided to watch the entire series of “Ask Amy” videos to uncover what other gems of advice my favorite TV role model had to offer. Here are some of my favorites. Keep reading »

Well Played: Amy Poehler Is Lovely In Lace

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Amy Poehler was a picture of perfection in her white and blue lace dress at the NBC Upfront Presentation this week. Paired with a bouncy curled bob, bold cobalt pumps, and a slightly mischievous smile, this look is just so Amy. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]

Style Inspiration: Leslie Knope’s Anchor Obsession

Yesterday I spent a few hours parked on my couch drinking wine and binge-watching “Parks & Rec.” It was glorious. I couldn’t help but notice, over the course of five or six episodes, that Leslie Knope displays a particular fondness for anchor prints, wearing both this Equipment blouse (which is sold out, sadly) and this Madewell anchor sweater (currently sold out on the Madewell site, but available on Shopbop). Since I’m always eager to copy anything and everything Leslie does, I thought I’d round up a few other anchor-themed pieces for anyone who wants to bring a little nautical Knope swagger into their wardrobe. Shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »

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Amy Poehler Sends Love To Boston In Latest “Ask Amy” Video

Amy Sends Her Love To Boston

Amy Poehler’s awesome “Ask Amy” advice series takes a more somber turn in this week’s episode, in which she addresses how we can better cope with all the violent images we’ve seen this week. How can be balance wanting to stay informed without impacting our own mental health or contributing to the exploitation and grief of those who have lost loved ones?

“I’ve been looking at photographs that have been really hard to take. And I’ve been thinking about what these images do to our brain and to our heart. … I wonder if we could soften our hearts and minds and our eyes? If we could give our eyes a break and see things in a different way? To see things by reading about them or talking about them or listening? Be okay with letting some things rest in peace. … I love you, Boston.”

Such thoughtful, wise words. [via Buzzfeed]

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Vote For Your Favorite Rad & Inspiring Woman!

It should come as no surprise that for all the obsessing we do about Ryan Gosling, baby pandas, Grumpy Cat, Karl Lagerfeld, Chavril and the endless array of Be My Boyfriend candidates, The Frisky is most inspired by the work of the many rad women we look up to. There are so many pop culture heavyweights and high-powered newsmakers who show us how its done and inspire us with their achievements every day. Naturally, of course, we each have our favorites. With that in mind, each Frisky staff member was tasked with choosing and submitting their favorite rad and inspiring woman — okay, a few of us got to pick two — for nomination, along with a photo of herself and a blurb about why they chose the woman they did.

And now we want you to vote for your favorite of the 10 women we’ve chosen.

The poll will remain open for two weeks — until April 22 — and, at that time, the woman with the most votes will become, effectively, our Rad & Inspiring Woman of the Year.

So what do you say? Will you tell us who you love, too? Vote now! Keep reading »

Amy Poehler Is Dating Nick Kroll And We Approve

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  • New couple alert! Amy Poehler is dating comedian Nick Kroll of Comedy Central’s “The Kroll Show.” I refuse to believe this is true. It means Amy and Will Arnett are really over. [Page Six]
  • Kate Middleton’s charitable foundation has trademarked her name for clothing, footwear and headgear. This doesn’t mean we’ll all be able to buy a pair of Duchess of Cambridge jelly sandals anytime soon — it was probably just done so no one else could trademark it. [Telegraph UK]
  • Angelina Jolie has funded the opening of a girls’ school in Afghanistan. [US Weekly]
  • Beyoncé and Andre 3000 are going to cover Amy Winehouse’s “Back To Black” for the soundtrack of “The Great Gatsby.” [Miss Info TV]
  • Headline of the day: “Taylor Swift Was Nearly Impaled By Ed Sheeran’s Hobbit Sword.” Get your mind out of the gutter. It’s about an actual Hobbit sword. [Starpulse] Keep reading »

Abel Arnett Interrupts Amy Poehler’s Broadcast For Very Important Adorable Announcement

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He's A Big Serious Ginger Baby!

Amy Poehler’s “Ask Amy” series, where she offers advice to young women, is great and all. But can we all agree they’d be so much better with her adorable ginger son Abel Arnett divebombing in to say hello at the end? [Crushable]

Watch Allison Brie Make Sexy Wood With Nick Offerman & Adam Scott (NSFW)

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What's going on here?

Look, I can’t really explain what’s going on here, except that you will see a lot of fake pubic hair, and Nick Offerman’s buttocks. Allison Brie says “pussy” a bunch, too. This is supposed to be a promotional trailer for a movie called “Somebody Up There Likes Me.” But this is not safe for work and maybe not safe for … life. But Amy Poehler’s in it, so watch! [YouTube]

Tina Fey To Photographer: “Go F**k Yourself”

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Justin Bieber isn’t the only celebrity who just lost it on a paparazzo: Tina Fey just told a photographer to stick it where the sun don’t shine. Gasp! Tina! We didn’t know you knew that language! Some obnoxious paparazzo was following Fey on the street in New York City and asked her, again, about Taylor Swift’s recent quote in Vanity Fair magazine indicating she’s upset about the joke that Fey and Amy Poehler made at the Golden Globes. Tina Fey already responded about it earlier this week, and then responded again, but this paparazzo kept pushing it. And I guess Tina Fey took a page from The Alec Baldwin Book Of Actorly Surliness and had enough. “Go fuck yourself! Get a job, dude,” she was caught on video saying. She then chats with a fan and tells him, “Go fuck yourself” once again. It all got caught on video, which has since been taken down from E! News. Werk, publicists! Aww. Poor Tina. To be fair, there is a mess of snow out there and everyone’s a little bit cranky. [Huffington Post] [Image: Splash News]

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