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‘Portlandia’ draws attention to the plight of men

'My safe space is Reddit.'


Audra Schroeder


Published Oct 6, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 8:40 pm CDT

What about men?

That’s apparently the big question going into season 7 of Portlandia. The IFC series doesn’t return until January, but it’s taking on at least one big issue right now: men’s rights. 

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein lead us into the song by discussing the issues everyone’s talking about: feminism, trans rights, Black Lives Matter. 

“What I hate about it is, none of it’s about us,” says Armisen before divulging that the only place he feels safe is on social media, under a pseudonym. 

Yes, it has a mid-song rap breakdown. 


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*First Published: Oct 6, 2016, 6:52 pm CDT