Between movies like Bad Moms, in addition to Girls Trip and Rough Night, the previous couple of years have seen a big increase in female-oriented comedies and female comedians typically. The expansion has carved out a really particular subgenre of stand-up, however that does not imply that these developments have not come with out their justifiable share of controversy as nicely. Actually, it now seems like Final Comedian Standing winner Iliza Shlesinger is now taking a look at a lawsuit for gender discrimination after a pair of males was denied entry right into a girls’s solely present.
Based on a report from EW, humorist Iliza Shlesinger is being sued for her current stay particular. The present is titled Women Evening In With Iliza — No Boys Allowed, and as you would possibly already have the ability to guess, it has drawn the ire of males who have been barred from the present for perceived gender discrimination. Extra particularly, the grievance was filed by a person who (together with a good friend) paid for a ticket to the present, and was denied entry to the venue when the time got here for the present to start. The plaintiff is now looking for compensation for monetary damages, sensitivity coaching for Shlesinger, and an injunction to forestall the defendants from partaking on this perceived type of discrimination sooner or later.
For individuals who have stored up together with her comedy, it is not essentially shocking that Iliza Shlesinger would maintain a present like this. Her comedy usually comes from a selected, feminine viewpoint, so it makes a sure diploma of sense to have a present like that.
This isn’t the primary time women-only occasion has rocked the popular culture panorama. Actually, it is not even the primary time that it has occurred this yr. When Wonder Woman premiered earlier this yr, the DCEU solo movie equally drew controversy when exclusively female screenings have been deliberate at theaters throughout the nation. It is turning into more and more clear that conditions similar to these could proceed to happen (and even occur with the genders switched, which happened with Star Wars: The Last Jedi), so we are going to simply have to attend and see how the dialog evolves after this explicit case.
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