At this point, saying you love Mindy Kaling is like saying you love pizza or donuts. I mean, duh. Of course you do. She’s a smart, talented, funny, hardworking woman who cares about makeup. What’s not to like? But she keeps saying funny things, so I feel the need to keep talking about how much I like her. Yesterday, Rolling Stone published a conversation between Lena Dunham and Mindy from Rookie: Yearbook Two. The whole thing is great, but I especially liked this last paragraph:
“I love women who are bosses and who don’t constantly worry about what their employees think of them. I love women who don’t ask, “Is that OK?” after everything they say. I love when women are courageous in the face of unthinkable circumstances, like my mother when she was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. Or like Gabrielle Giffords writing editorials for the New York Times about the cowardice of Congress regarding gun laws and using phrases like “mark my words” like she is Clint Eastwood. How many women say stuff like that? I love mothers who teach their children that listening is often better than talking. I love obedient daughters who absorb everything—being perceptive can be more important than being expressive. I love women who love sex and realize that sexual experience doesn’t have to be the source of their art. I love women who love sex and can write about it in thoughtful, creative ways that don’t exploit them, as many other people will use sex to exploit them. I love women who know how to wear menswear.”
I love women who know how to wear menswear, too. I wish I could. You can read the rest of the interview at Rolling Stone.