Like numerous residents of the feminist blogosphere, I’m disappointed in Fey’s persistent bullying of sex workers and other women she judges to be inappropriately sexual. While she skewers society for shitting on the fairer sex, she turns around and does the exact same thing to those lower than her in the social hierarchy.
[…] It’s not my goal to police the feminism of random celebrities. But when you publicly brand yourself as a feminist and reap huge rewards from that brand, you open yourself up to criticism and debate. Being a feminist is not just about standing up for people like you. It’s about standing up for all women who are being oppressed for bullshit reasons, which include interlocking factors of race, class, gender identity, sexuality, et cetera. I find it disappointing (if unsurprising) that not a single interviewer has held Fey’s feet to the fire about this essential hypocrisy as she promotes her latest movie to the masses. Consider this my attempt at doing just that.
Jamie Peck in Tina Fey’s Disappointing Feminist Hypocrisy