Watch a feminist comedian perform the most equality-driven burlesque I've ever seen.

A new kind of burlesque.

Nadia Kamil is a feminist comedian.

She challenged herself to prove that burlesque (think: cabarets and nipple pasties) can be feminist.


This was the result.

*big brass band starts playing*

"Equal pay!" // "Leave my womb alone"

"Stop looking at my bum, you sexists!" // "Pubes are normal"


"100% of rapes are the fault of the rapist"

The performance is really better as a whole, with the music, so check out the video if you can. If you want to skip straight to the burlesque, it starts at 1:50.

One more thing before ya go: Nadia's comedy bit is hilarious and meaningful. But burlesque as a wider art form can be feminist, too. How so? It's all about the performer — male or female — being entirely in charge of the performance, from the costume to the choreography to everything in between. Whether you're into burlesque or not, you've gotta admit that many people would find that pretty empowering.

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