Comedian Jenny Yang on Hollywood’s Abuse and Lack of Diversity: ‘The Current Power Structure Doesn’t Work For Us Anymore’
By Danielle Turchiano
In all of the recent news stories about men in Hollywood abusing their power — from Harvey Weinstein to Kevin Spacey to Brett Ratner to Michael Oreskes — one line in particular stood out to comedian Jenny Yang. It was: “That experience caused her to lower her aspirations.” It was about the then-young women in journalism affected by NPR news editor Oreskes’ inappropriate behavior, but it could have been about anyone. (read full article on Variety.com)
As you know, October 24 is National Take Your Ethnic Food To Work Day! (Actually, Phil Yu and I decided to just declare it. Now, it's a thing!) This is your annual opportunity bring your stankiest ethnic food to the workplace. No judgement! Organize a lunchtime potluck for your office and share photos of you, your coworkers, and funkiest food using the hashtag #foodtowork.
when i was little my parents would tell me that they got me from the dumpster and that they could leave me there if i was naughty. sometimes just for kicks we'd be driving somewhere and when i'd ask where are we going they said to the dumpster! and then cackle hard at their own inside joke. i like swapping stories about the lies our parents would tell us so that we would be obedient kids and i'd wonder is this shit just Chinese or abuse. #HomeCountryOrAbuse is a fun game to play lol. here's another one: when i started doing math (and yes i was way ahead of the other 7 year olds because i already memorized my times tables) my mom would look over my test results. the first time i didn't have 💯 she told me a story. did you know that rocket scientists have to get 100 percent math calculations correct to send it into space? if just ONE answer was wrong the spaceship would EXPLODE killing everyone inside. DONT LET THE ROCKETSHIP EXPLODE. i mean technically SHE WAS NOT WRONG NO LIES THERE BUT biiiiiiiitch fear death and calamity are very effective parenting tools. i was very good at math. so anyway. here is a photo of me in taiwan. they tell me i come from the dumpster but i know i come from bamboo and wooden stools. you can also tell me whether the lies our parents tell us is just Home Country or Abuse. i no longer think of it as abuse. i just laugh and think about which little lies i might use on my own kids. Baby Teething Jenny says good night.
the latest: i work for "astman standing" and im learning lots. i'm trying to live my best well-hydrated water drinking life while wearing rompers as much as i can this summer and that is a struggle i must confront. we started production so we got a gift of a soft-serve ice cream truck from one of the actors Christophe who plays Kyle. im living the dream truly but i'm still learning all the crew names sorry green shirt gentleman in this shot and i still have chronic hives for the first time in my life so there's that. but i'm thankful for @wgawest healthcare. the angel brilliant actor @kristamarieyu aka the reason i got hired basically took this photo and i love it. #lmsjenny
they call me Pelvis Pressley
this isn't #soulofanation but go to The Broad. it's open til sept 1. Black Power. Black History. Black Art.