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

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.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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