A weird thing happened to me on January 8, 2014. A friend mentioned that Cards Against Humanity was founded by a group of men, and lacked lady-centric jokes of the sort I typically write. He suggested I write a tumblr featuring cards I would write, which I did — it took about twenty minutes. Here’s one of the first cards I wrote:
Six hours later, Ladies Against Humanity had more than 60,000 views. Within two weeks, it had a million views, 20,000 followers, and press coverage from outlets like New York Magazine (among many others).
I’ve had a blast writing lighthearted jokes like Harry Potter erotica (who wouldn’t?), but I’ve also found that many of my most popular cards touch on big political truths, like my most popular post ever:
My idea is to write a book that would pair cards with essays — sharp, insightful commentary flavored with acid humor. One chapter might be about gendered workplace politics…
…while another might examine angry girl music and the question that still haunts us:
And that’s my idea, enjoy! Working title:
Lady Against Humanity: Thoughts on things that make me so angry I have no choice but to write jokes about them.