International Women’s Day commemorates the achievements of women everywhere — since we’re living in a world that pretty much never does that on its own. For their part, Abbi and Ilana try to live up to their feminist ideals every day, dismantling the patriarchy brick by brick simply by doing what they do. Watch this selection of their most kickass feminist moments and feel emboldened to never take shit from anyone ever again.
ABBI DANCES ON THE EDGE OF GLORY
When you’re alone in your apartment, why the hell would you keep your clothes on? It’s all about feeling comfortable with yourself and your body, and Abbi loves every moment of it. She’s able to dance around to Lady Gaga with gleeful abandon, finally freed from the burden of Bevers (not to mention the male gaze).
PEGGING IS A FAMILY AFFAIR
Say what you will about the Wexlers — they’re remarkably sex positive. In fact, they talk openly about Abbi’s pegging experience only hours after it happened. Sure, Ilana’s grandmother’s shiva probably isn’t the most conventional place to discuss it, but like Abbi says, it’s a fitting tribute to the Wexler matriarch.
SWITCHING UP GENDER ROLES
Sure, it’s “traditional” for a man to be the one to ask out a woman, but screw that! Who needs it? In a fit of passion inspired by fellow feminist hero Amelia Earhart, Abbi and Ilana go on an online courtship spree, asking out any cute guy (and one woman) they think is even the teeniest bit interested in them.
WHY DON’T YOU SMILE?
When a condescending dude tells you to smile, sometimes it’s nice to tell him to go f**k himself. Of course, Abbi and Ilana have a far more clever way of doing that.