Despite what Christopher Hitchens says, ladies can be funny too. Crazy, right?
In fact I follow a lot of funny women on Twitter who should have more followers than they do. Here are some Daily Dot selects—hilarious women with (seemingly) great politics who have less than 15,000 followers. Enjoy, follow, fave, retweet, do you.
1) Grace Spelman (@GraceSpelman)
Who: Grace Spelman is a staff writer for BuzzFeed.
Sample line: “I’ve started talking to my plants AKA I’m turning into the quirky aunt I always knew I’d be”
new bio https://t.co/VhzTHZz0Ea— addicted to deleting my own tweets (@GraceSpelman) June 11, 2015
I made a collage of the Animorphs mid-morph bc I was crying laughing @ the book covers this morning. Here they are pic.twitter.com/is7wmkyarC— addicted to deleting my own tweets (@GraceSpelman) February 7, 2015
It's only 8:30 but I already know that reading this headline is the best thing that happened to me today pic.twitter.com/ojzjodWTO0— addicted to deleting my own tweets (@GraceSpelman) April 7, 2015
no but now I kind of want to pic.twitter.com/97W4xsPNbl— addicted to deleting my own tweets (@GraceSpelman) December 2, 2014
I'm going to redownload Tinder and try to convince every boy that I am a ghost— addicted to deleting my own tweets (@GraceSpelman) December 14, 2014
2) black frances ha (@imbobswaget)
Who: Freelance writer.
Sample line: “can you imagine having to send dick pics via carrier pigeons like they had to do in victorian times your dick pic just flapping in the wind”
someone tell john green to chill pic.twitter.com/SxqQK9iMBH— vampire workday (@imbobswaget) June 12, 2015
my mission statement: i'll never let a french person shame me— vampire workday (@imbobswaget) May 16, 2015
"it turns out fiddy cent might not even have fifty cents" how long were white people sitting on that one— vampire workday (@imbobswaget) July 13, 2015
3) Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously)
Who: Brooklyn-based comedian and writer.
Sample line: “What if there were furries during Shakespeare’s time?”
Just asking for the future: what's proper taxi etiquette for getting them to go through the drive thru? 🚖🍟— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) May 31, 2015
Y'all are mad at baby grande but you don't know what that donut tasted like. Maybe it was so bad it made her hate America. #blamethedonut— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) July 8, 2015
Landed in San Diego. Have heard Rob Thomas and Ja Rule and am quietly wondering if I've traveled through time…— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) July 7, 2015
Can I get ASMR from the incredibly loud bass in my neighbor's Fetty Wap playlist?— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) July 5, 2015
4) Aria Dean (@lol_prosciutto)
Who: Los Angeles-based writer and artist.
Sample line: “if capitalism is the enemy, i guess im like rlly into keep your friends close and your enemies closer”
in the future there is no religion, no politics only clans organized around which thinkpiece u hate least— Aria Dean (@lol_prosciutto) June 11, 2015
that time i vommed in an uber was actually a protest against the notion of a utopian sharing economy— Aria Dean (@lol_prosciutto) April 6, 2015
Tfw yr drone is chasing you around house and you love it like its a cute rescue dog w a dark past— Aria Dean (@lol_prosciutto) June 11, 2015
5) Julia (@becauseimjewish)
Who: New York-based comedian.
Sample line: “Today my therapist told me to stop hating all men because ‘all human beings suffer’ and I was like ‘nah fam'”
Men have a lot to refuse to learn— Julia, Heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed (@becauseimjewish) July 19, 2015
Aw hell ya you know I got that sweet chronic (anxiety disorder)— Julia, Heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed (@becauseimjewish) July 16, 2015
ATTENTION FELLOW WOMEN: IT IS VERY EASY TO GET A THIGH GAP IF YOU WANT ONE. JUST WALK WITH YOUR LEGS REALLY FAR APART— Julia, Heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed (@becauseimjewish) July 16, 2015
Looking For: Ridiculously hot kept man who has very low monetary standards for a sugar mama.— Julia, Heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed (@becauseimjewish) July 4, 2015
6) Zoë Klar (@zoeklar)
Who: Co-founder of Lady Parts magazine.
Sample line: “replying ‘maybe’ is so brave”
someone just said to me "let me drink a beer before you keep talking."— Zoë Klar (@zoeklar) July 13, 2015
overheard someone bragging about their "super deep pussy" but how deep can it really be?— Zoë Klar (@zoeklar) July 10, 2015
girl's night. pic.twitter.com/csm162WhvN— Zoë Klar (@zoeklar) May 3, 2015
7) Gabby Bess (@seemstween)
Who: Multi-media artist and writer.
Sample line: “nothing tastes as good as praise from random strangers on the internet feels”
8) Jena Friedman (@JenaFriedman)
Who: Standup comedian, field producer for the Daily Show.
Sample line: “What if the whole entertainment industry knew Bill Cosby was a serial rapist in the 70s, 80s & 90s but pretended that they didn’t until now?”
9) Shannon O’Neill (@spotastic)
Sample line: “I’ve seen Sharknado, but not Sharknado 2, will I understand Sharknado 3?”
I just pre-ordered Fight Club 2. It doesn't come out until May, 2016. This is very important information about me, who I am etc etc.— Shannon O'Neill (@spotastic) July 13, 2015
I love getting my period. It is my favorite thing in the world. NATURES BEST IDEA.— Shannon O'Neill (@spotastic) June 11, 2015
RT if you are awake and chill as fuck.— Shannon O'Neill (@spotastic) July 8, 2015
10) Alexis Wilkinson (@OhGodItsAlexis)
Who: Writer for Veep.
Sample line: “you think ‘you can’t turn a ho into a housewife’ but i thought you can’t make a human man out of garbage and yet here you are”
i know him in the biblical sense and by that i mean i've kind of lost touch with him but he's undoubtedly in someone's hotel room— Alexis Wilkinson (@OhGodItsAlexis) June 26, 2015
I'M IN THE CORNER— Alexis Wilkinson (@OhGodItsAlexis) June 27, 2015
WATCHING YOU KISS HER
*screams like my only son has been murdered*
i like to imagine Trump gives his toupée to an assistant to hand wash at night but she runs it thru the dishwasher when no one is looking— Alexis Wilkinson (@OhGodItsAlexis) June 16, 2015
she wears short skirts— Alexis Wilkinson (@OhGodItsAlexis) June 10, 2015
i wear t-shirts
she's cheer captain and
i'm going to steal the declaration of independence pic.twitter.com/nUBsAoaqZ4
i may not be rich but i am a prominent rich ally and i love the culture which means i should be included in the community— Alexis Wilkinson (@OhGodItsAlexis) July 15, 2015
11) melissa c rocha (@melisshious)
Sample line: “‘I’m still here.’ -Quentin Tarantino’s chin”
anthony bourdain just said "specialty weiner" I'LL SHOW MYSELF OUT, THANK YOU. YOU HAVE A LOVELY HOME.— melissa c rocha (@melisshious) April 25, 2015
"Come with me if you want to live." Jk, just going to trader joes— melissa c rocha (@melisshious) June 30, 2015
omg what does it mean when u smell olive oil?— melissa c rocha (@melisshious) July 15, 2015
12) Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz)
Sample line: “Tweeting about losing followers is like when a standup makes a joke about how badly he’s bombing. it just makes everyone uncomfortable”
[running out of fashion capitals to take the model contestants to] TYRA: you girls are going…. to AKRON!!!!!!!!— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) June 24, 2015
Mother's Day is just a made-up holiday invented to sell more brunches.— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) May 10, 2015
When you're feeding lambs but still feeling your look. pic.twitter.com/oeU2o3WgIB— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) July 9, 2015
13) Alicia Eler (@AliciaEler)
Who: Alicia Eler is a queer writer who edits ART21 magazine, contributes to the Guardian and Hyperallergic, and splits her time between Los Angeles and New York City.
Sample line: “Affective labor is the way to my heart. I desire your production”
#Tinder?! I barely even know her!— Alicia Kısmet Eler (@aliciaeler) July 18, 2015
Every good teen goth girl grows up to become a karmic yogi. Namaste, Satan!— Alicia Kısmet Eler (@aliciaeler) December 12, 2014
"The fine line between Los Angeles mystic and Portland hippie"— Alicia Kısmet Eler (@aliciaeler) December 5, 2014
14) Jenny Jaffe (@jennyjaffe)
Who: The founder of mental health nonprofit, Project UR OK.
Sample line: “Can you imagine if they made poopless dogs? How popular would dogs be then??”
This yogurt is my spirit Dannimal.— Jenny Jaffe (@jennyjaffe) August 1, 2015
"Built-in bra"— Jenny Jaffe (@jennyjaffe) August 1, 2015
Laughs bitterly forever.
"Everything turns into a BIT, my GOD" -the NSA reading my text messages— Jenny Jaffe (@jennyjaffe) July 30, 2015
15) Nicole Drespel (@nicolemtherese)
Who: Nicole is an actor and teacher at the UCB Theatre.
Sample line: “‘There’s Taylor Swift the person and then there’s Taylor Swift the institution’ – some B drunk on rosè, also me to @kaileeayyar last night”
Illustration by Max Fleishman