Friday, December 21, 2007

Celebrity of the year!

Stephen Colbert has just been named Celebrity of the Year by the Associated Press. We've missed him during the writers' strike, so it's exciting to hear that he got this honor, and he emailed the AP to tell them this:
In receiving this award, I am pleased that I was chosen over two great spinners of fantasy — J.K. Rowling and Al Gore. It is truly an honor to be named the Associated Press’ Celebrity of the Year. Best of all, this makes me the official front-runner for next year’s Drug-Fueled Downward Spiral of the year. P.S. Look for my baby bump this spring!
He was chosen because of his influence on pop culture this year.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Fellow feminist blogger from Louisville

This just in: we've been teased (in a really affectionate way, imo) by Lauren, a feminist blogger from Louisville. Here's what she had to say:

Hey Ladies,

I hope you all don't get mad about this, but I've been following your Feminists for Colbert blog for a little while. I have a blog that's connected to a weekly newspaper in Louisville, KY and I'm sort of their token Feminist blogger. Also, I tend to write a lot about Stephen Colbert.

So, please don't get mad. I wrote a blog about you all and that guy at Comedy Central Insider who made those nasty comments. But, I kind of poked fun at you all, too. So... Don't take it too seriously. Just thought you'd like to know. Here's the link to the blog.

Hope you all don't hate me. I was just trying to be funny.

Love your blog by the way.

We don't hate you, Lauren! We know that you love us. In fact, we think that guy at Comedy Central might love us, too. The jury's still out on how Stephen Colbert feels about us.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Colbert's coming to Charleston sooner than we thought!

Charleston Stage PresentsStephen Colbert’s Holiday ApparitionI Am Charleston (And So Can You!) Sunday, December 23rd at The Sottile Theatre at 7pm Charleston’s favorite son is coming home for the holidays! Yes, Stephen Colbert, America’s favorite know-it-all, political pundit and Wiz-Kid, returns to Charleston (The Capital of Colbert Nation) for an exclusive appearance in Stephen Colbert’s Holiday Apparition, a benefit for Charleston Stage.Stephen Colbert’s Holiday Apparition will include a reading from Stephen’s best selling new book: I Am America (And So Can You!), which is currently The New York Times number one bestseller, an interview about growing up in Charleston, and his journey from Charleston to Chicago’s Second City Improv Troupe to his hit Comedy Central series, The Colbert Report. Stephen’s rare appearance will conclude with a Q & A session with the audience. Proceeds from Stephen Colbert’s Holiday Apparition will benefit Charleston Stage and its extensive arts-education programs, which reach over 20,000 Lowcountry youth each year.Get Your Tickets Now Before This Special EventIs Announced to the Public!
VIP Tickets: $250 per personIncludes passes to Wassail With Stephen Holiday Party (Hurry! There are only 50 VIP Tickets!)
Regular Tickets: $75 per person
Student Tickets: $25 per person (Hurry! Numbers are limited!)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

No Stephen, No!

According the The New York Times: S.C. Democrats Say No to Colbert

"GREENVILLE, S.C. — The momentum of the Colbert presidential campaign hit a cul-de-sac today when the South Carolina Democratic Party decided he wasn’t a serious candidate and turned down his application to get on the ballot.

...the party’s executive council just voted 13-3 not to certify him.

Carol Fowler, chairwoman of the state party, told us that the council “really agonized over this because they really like him, they love his show and everyone thinks it’s wonderful that he cares about us.”"

Stephen Colbert, we still love you here in Charleston, even though you've stood us up like 50 million times so far and you still haven't gotten in that skirt for Skirt Magazine.

Don't tell anyone, but this feminist is still waiting by the phone for you.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Breaking News!

Stephen Colbert is in Charleston. On a carriage. Dressed as Uncle Sam. Give me one hour and I will track him down and force him into a skirt.

We are on to you, Stephen Colbert. See you around lunchtime, say, Market Street?

Monday, October 29, 2007

Heartbreaking guest post from Sticky Fingers!

Chad Walldorf of Sticky Fingers wrote in today with this heartbreaking news:
I feel terrible for not letting you know before the fact but thought it better to hear from us....our shared idol stopped by to Sticky Fingers on Saturday night to pay homage to his portrait(s) and do some politicking....I've attached some photos. He worked the room - even kissed a baby - gave a funny stump speech extolling the virtues of South Carolina's barbecue, shrimp, and peaches, did a short interview with me and then sat down to have dinner with his extended family (in-laws and siblings included).

The coolest thing was that the table next to him was a table of guys from the Air Force who were visting a buddy stationed in Charleston - he brought them in to see the portrait cause they were huge fans of the show and they obviously got way more than they bargained for. I told Colbert so he bought them a round of drinks and then took pictures with them so they were completely stoked. The only thing missing were the Feminists for Colbert and I apologize for not having thought to let you know he was coming. I'm hopeful that they will be back and if so we will try and let you know in advance of the visit.


Okay, Chad, because you wrote so nicely to tell us this news yourself, we'll forgive you on one condition: ribs, Chad, we need RIBS! You know there's nothing feminists like more than delicious barbecued ribs! Well, equality between the sexes--but second to that, it's ribs.

And just wait 'til we get our sticky fingers all over that unfaithful Stephen Colbert, who came to Charleston and didn't even seek us out.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

My Heart is Broken!

Everyone here at Feminists for Colbert was REALLY REALLY excited about this coming Saturday as Stephen Colbert was going to be at the College of Charleston for Rock the Vote, but today he canceled! How could you do this to us Stephen!? We were making a banner for you, hoping for a hug, waiting for you to sign our copies of I am America (and So Can You), and Margaret was going to force you to wear a skirt in Skirt! (see post from 10/23/07).

The only thing that can stop our flood of tears and collective sighs is for Stephen to wear that skirt in Skirt!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

It's Official:

to get on our ballot, you need to get in our skirt:
(or our skirts...)

do it Stephen, do it!

Would all FFC fans please post this wherever they can - on their own blogs, lesser Colbert fansites, college bulletin boards - we need to show some skirt+Stephen luuuuurvve.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Colbie on Meet the Press

Why Colbert is (sort of) running for president
Why Colbert is (sort of) running for president

This makes me feel a little awkward. But still hot for Colbert.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Calling Colbert:

We have another (better) dare for the Colbert:

If you are so insistent on running in South Carolina, you must prove your political and fashion prowess. If Hillary is wearing the pants, shouldn't you wear the skirt? Wear a skirt in skirt! and reach every American, near and far. Because everyone reads skirt!, and everyone wants to see you in (a) skirt!.

You won't be the only one, but you could be the best one (unless Superman came along...).

Come live out your mantasy and get into a skirt, we'll even provide the bongos.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Colbert for President? Yes, please!

Last night, Stephen announced his intention to run for President in South Carolina. We here at FFC are thrilled! We hope this "favorite son" pays us a visit when he comes to Charleston in January. Perhaps our efforts could be rewarded with tickets to the show?

Now, back to making campaign banners...

A Mock Columnist, Amok... ?

Our dear, sweet, sexy, titillating, and seductive deity has written a column (via Maureen Dowd) for the NY Times. Maureen says she "called Colbert with a dare: if he thought it was so easy to be a Times Op-Ed pundit, he should try it. He came right over.”

I will post it here for your viewing pleasure:

I Am an Op-Ed Columnist (And So Can You!)

Surprised to see my byline here, aren’t you? I would be too, if I read The New York Times. But I don’t. So I’ll just have to take your word that this was published. Frankly, I prefer emoticons to the written word, and if you disagree :(

I’d like to thank Maureen Dowd for permitting/begging me to write her column today. As I type this, she’s watching from an overstuffed divan, petting her prize Abyssinian and sipping a Dirty Cosmotinijito. Which reminds me: Before I get started, I have to take care of one other bit of business:

Bad things are happening in countries you shouldn’t have to think about. It’s all George Bush’s fault, the vice president is Satan, and God is gay.

There. Now I’ve written Frank Rich’s column too.

So why I am writing Miss Dowd’s column today? Simple. Because I believe the 2008 election, unlike all previous elections, is important. And a lot of Americans feel confused about the current crop of presidential candidates.

For instance, Hillary Clinton. I can’t remember if I’m supposed to be scared of her so Democrats will think they should nominate her when she’s actually easy to beat, or if I’m supposed to be scared of her because she’s legitimately scary.

Or Rudy Giuliani. I can’t remember if I’m supposed to support him because he’s the one who can beat Hillary if she gets nominated, or if I’m supposed to support him because he’s legitimately scary.

And Fred Thompson. In my opinion “Law & Order” never sufficiently explained why the Manhattan D.A. had an accent like an Appalachian catfish wrestler.

Well, suddenly an option is looming on the horizon. And I don’t mean Al Gore (though he’s a world-class loomer). First of all, I don’t think Nobel Prizes should go to people I was seated next to at the Emmys. Second, winning the Nobel Prize does not automatically qualify you to be commander in chief. I think George Bush has proved definitively that to be president, you don’t need to care about science, literature or peace.

While my hat is not presently in the ring, I should also point out that it is not on my head. So where’s that hat? (Hint: John McCain was seen passing one at a gas station to fuel up the Straight Talk Express.)

Others point to my new bestseller, “I Am America (And So Can You!)” noting that many candidates test the waters with a book first. Just look at Barack Obama, John Edwards or O. J. Simpson.

Look at the moral guidance I offer. On faith: “After Jesus was born, the Old Testament basically became a way for Bible publishers to keep their word count up.” On gender: “The sooner we accept the basic differences between men and women, the sooner we can stop arguing about it and start having sex.” On race: “While skin and race are often synonymous, skin cleansing is good, race cleansing is bad.” On the elderly: “They look like lizards.”

Our nation is at a Fork in the Road. Some say we should go Left; some say go Right. I say, “Doesn’t this thing have a reverse gear?” Let’s back this country up to a time before there were forks in the road — or even roads. Or forks, for that matter. I want to return to a simpler America where we ate our meat off the end of a sharpened stick.

Let me regurgitate: I know why you want me to run, and I hear your clamor. I share Americans’ nostalgia for an era when you not only could tell a man by the cut of his jib, but the jib industry hadn’t yet fled to Guangdong. And I don’t intend to tease you for weeks the way Newt Gingrich did, saying that if his supporters raised $30 million, he would run for president. I would run for 15 million. Cash.

Nevertheless, I am not ready to announce yet — even though it’s clear that the voters are desperate for a white, male, middle-aged, Jesus-trumpeting alternative.

What do I offer? Hope for the common man. Because I am not the Anointed or the Inevitable. I am just an Average Joe like you — if you have a TV show.

And now we at FFC have a dare: Colbert, we would permit/beg you to write a blog entry for us as well. I'm sure you could whip up some self-love for us. Because you are our favorite Average Joe (who, yes, happens to have a TV show).

xoxo FFC

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Coming soon: Feminists Crush on Colbert

We at FFC wanted to give you the heads-up that soon we will be featuring a series of guest bloggers, starting with Conseula from Afrogeek Mom and Dad. Perhaps she'll blog about how ungodly hot Colbert is in that photo. I may be a tiny bit obsessed.

Update: Additional crushing coming soon--Margie P, of Under My Skirt and In My Head, will also be a guest blogger...stay tuned.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Colbert in Vanity Fair

Check out the latest issue of Vanity Fair for an article about Colbert. Feminists for Colbert were interviewed for this article, and although we didn't make it in, it's still pretty interesting (and the author, Seth Mnookin, is a really nice guy--and young! Check him out here).

I know it's not particularly feminist to objectify men, but doesn't Colbert look excellent in this photo?

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

MNRAC reclaims Mt Hood for Colbert Nation

I'll keep it simple and straightforward; albeit I still hate facts. My friends and I are outdoor nuts who worship Colbert and have begun a conquest around the world to summit mountains, renaming them for the Colbert Nation.

1 down...434 to go. Here is our first video.

I'll have an alternative GoogleVideo address and a Myspacevideo web address tomorrow.

Hope you take a look and enjoy and you have my full permission (and encouragement!) to post. I would even send you a copy of our videos if you like.

Thanks for making it this far and for all the work you do on your site.

Gareth Charles

Update from the No Fact Zone

Hey folks, we're all envying you being there in Charleston -- we wanted to make sure you knew why!

Click here...

from Colbert University (
and No Fact Zone (

Monday, July 23, 2007

Feminism = Pole Dancing?

--A guest post from Taylor, FFC staffer

On this past Monday's episode of the Colbert Report, Stephen gained back some of the love he had tainted and crushed by not mentioning our blog or wearing the Full Frontal Feminism t-shirt we at FFC sent him when Jessica Valenti was on the show. How did he do this? A little segment called "Difference Makers."

As a segue into the segment, Stephen noted that he believes women should have the same rights as men, and he publicized the fact that women only make $0.77 for every dollar a man makes for performing the same job with the same qualifications (incidentally, in his home state and ours, South Carolina, white women only make $0.72 for every dollar, and women of color make even less). Then he made a "note to self" to hire more women...

But the best part is the "Difference Maker" herself, Johnna Mink. Johnna would like to be "a role model for other women." How does she attempt to achieve this? Well, by teaching "pole dancing for the real woman" of course! Noting it's not your "typical feminism," but "if feminism is empowering, then pole dancing is feminist." Cut to Mink spinning -- "the most empowering" move--spread eagle on a pole.

One student of Mink's notes that classic feminist pursuits have been fighting for the right to vote and equal pay stuff, but pole dancing is better than classical feminism! It's "sexy and allows one to tap into their sensual creature."

So, thank you, Johnna Mink the "Susan B. Anthony of pole dancing." You have, as the manager of Larry Flynt's Hustler club said, "Put the feminine back in feminism." You have changed the idea that feminists are "hairy, butch, nasty lesbians," by reminding us to "point our toes," "use our hair" and "raise our hips" and allowed men not to "feel like pigs" for watching women spin spread eagle on poles.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Pole-dancing, feminism, and more reasons to love Colbert

Things have been a little slow around FFC this summer (in our defense, it is like a million degrees here, and everything moves a little slower). We were working on a post about Colbert's recent expose of the pole dancing feminist, but then we saw that Jenn Pozner of WIMN's Voices has already done it. Check out Jenn's recent post which includes clips from the show as well as a shout out to US!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The sad story of FFC at the Riverdogs game

Three Feminists for Colbert went to the game on Saturday to see Colbert pitch a pint of Americone Dream. Here's the story:

Taylor reports, "We totally missed Colbert because we got downtown 15 min later than our original meeting time and then I left the tickets in the car when we were a block away from the car :(. Then it started to pour down rain!"

Photographer Margaret explains, "Here is Grace just before we went into the Joe. She is wondering if it will, in fact, rain. (It will.)"

Here we are in our seats trying to stay strong even though we missed Colbert's pint-pitching.

Us, not even wet yet -- trust me. Are still optimistic that somehow the rain will go away and the sun will come out.

Ultimate broken heart sadness.

Taylor says: "We got soaking wet and looked like wet rats, but it wasn't all bad."

Colbert, is this you also leaving the game? If it is, you ran a red light and we are going to tell on you.

Taylor reports, "We went to my apartment and dried our clothes, watched Harry Potter (the second one) and then went to Sonic."

Thus ends the sad story of FFC at the Riverdogs game.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Colbert in Charleston!

All you Feminists for Colbert should know that The Man Himself will be in Charleston this Saturday, July 7, at the Riverdogs game. Certain FFC are already preparing to stalk him (although in the most loving, nonthreatening way). Can we suggest that this might be the time for folks to show up at the stadium in their Full Frontal Feminism t-shirts?

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

A brief break from Colbert being On Notice

Here are two more fabulous Charleston feminists who love Colbert (despite his heartbreaking refusal to mention us on his show recently...we are slowly recovering). First is Marni, photographer extraordinaire and full frontal feminist.

And this is Sur, Marni's dog. According to Marni, "He migrated here from the West coast. Was in show biz, now he leads the good life."

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Stephen Colbert: On Notice

I'm sure you all saw last night's Colbert Report, when Stephen interviewed feminist blogger Jessica Valenti. Jessica did a great job and sounded smart even when Stephen himself seemed to run out of questions for her. But the big disappointment of this show: Feminists for Colbert got no shout outs at all.

One FFC had this to say:
My heart broke a little, and to be honest, I may love Colbert a little less for not mentioning us in the perfect moment. There were several chances. When she said feminism needed to be fun, umm we are fun feminists! Also, with the t-shirt she gave him, an example of feminists chicks who dig him would have been waranted.
Last night's show would also have been the perfect opportunity for Stephen to show off the autographed Full Frontal Feminism t-shirt we sent him last month...but no.

So Stephen Colbert, you are On Notice. We're going to need to see a little love for your Charleston feminist fanbase, or you may find that you are Dead To Us.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Full Frontal Feminism tonight

Remember that Jessica Valenti is going to be on The Colbert Report tonight. Let's keep our fingers crossed that Feminists for Colbert get a shout-out!

Friday, June 1, 2007

Colbertle the Turtle

Like lots of other cities, Charleston is doing an animal-themed citywide art project, Turtles on the Town. Local artists have painted fiberglass turtles with various Charleston-themed designs. Certain grumpy feminist artists have noted that this kind of project is excellent--if it's 1980. This doesn't surprise those of us at Feminists for Colbert, who have long recognized that Charleston needs to build a bridge to the 20th century.

One of Charleston's art turtles honors "Famous Sons of Charleston." What about the daughters of Charleston, the Pollitzer sisters who were instrumental in having the 19th Amendment passed, or civil rights leader Septima Clark, or abolitionists the Grimke sisters? We at FFC are fairly cynical about this turtle, except for the fact that one little panel on the shell honors our favorite feminist turtle, Stephen Colbert.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

More famousness

Taylor, one of Charleston's premier feminists for Colbert, pointed out that our fame continues to grow. Apparently we are so incredibly sexy that we've made it to the Comedy Central website.

Jessica Valenti, blogger at Feministing and author of the recently-released Full Frontal Feminism is going on the Colbert Report on June 5, so everybody check out the show and see if Stephen wears his Full Frontal Feminism t-shirt.

Afrogeek Mom loves Colbert

Those crazy feminists over at Afrogeek Mom and Dad wanted to show off their geeky toy and comic book collection in tribute to Stephen Colbert.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Even feminist cats love Colbert

Here's feminist cat The Fuj hugging Stephen Colbert on TV.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Three boys who are feminists for Colbert

Two posts today from faithful Feminists for Colbert. The first is from the feminists at Afrogeek Mom and Dad:

And the second is from Miss Meghann, blogging from Atlanta, who says, "Please watch the cutest thing I've ever seen:"

If you have anything you'd like to contribute to Feminists for Colbert, give us a shout at cofc.wgs[at]

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Feminist graffiti

Well, this woman isn't necessarily thinking about Colbert, but she's a feminist, and she's in Charleston, so we thought she might make an appropriate contribution to the blog. This graffiti was discovered by FFC and imaginary roller derby grrrl, Claire and Present Danger.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Jane Fonda needs a Full Frontal Feminism t-shirt

I'll remind her my Colbert rule: the real peach state is South Carolina.
-- Stephen Colbert

Check out Jane Fonda's recent (AMAZING) appearance on The Colbert Report - a must-watch for Feminists for Colbert.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Roller skating for Colbert

Well, okay, we weren't actually roller skating for Colbert, but we were thinking about him as we cruised around the rink, three wanna-be roller derby babes grooving to "Come on Eileen" and "I Love Rock and Roll."

Update: Our fantasy roller derby names are Snatcherella, Punky Bruiser, and Claire and Present Danger. And our fantasy roller derby squad could be called either Sexy Midnight Runners or Hot Fuzz.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

News from Alderaan

Feeling the love

Feminists for Colbert is getting a little attention out in the world of Colbert fandom and feminism--check out our links on Feministing and the No Fact Zone.

Jessica Valenti, of Feministing, is going to be on the Colbert Report on June 5 to talk about her new book, Full Frontal Feminism, which has long been the favored t-shirt slogan of Feminists for Colbert. We wish her all the best!

And if you'd like your own Full Frontal Feminism t-shirt, send us a message at cofc.wgs AT

Monday, May 7, 2007

Nikki loves Stephen Colbert

Nikki Hardin, one of the Famous Feminist Charlestonians Who Loves Colbert, takes it to the next level. Oh, Stephen, if only you were here!

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Feminists express their love through ketchup

We love Stephen Colbert with ketchup. I mean, we're expressing our love through ketchup.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Famous Feminist Charlestonians Who Love Stephen Colbert

Nikki Hardin, founder and publisher of Skirt! magazine

Harriet Apostolou, Skirt! account exec, and Katie Foote, Skirt! office manager

Leigh Webber Marshall, Skirt! photographer

Kristin Kuhlke, owner of Cupcake, and Leigh Cart and Tracy Deer

Top row: Aragorn son of Arathorn, Gandalf the Grey, Legolas of the Woodland Realm, Boromir son of Denethor. Bottom row: Samwise Gamgee, Frodo Baggins, Meriadoc Brandybuck (Merry), Peregrine Took (Pippin), and Gimli son of Gloin.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Feminists Lick Colbert

Here are Charleston feminists enjoying the sweet taste of liberty with Stephen Colbert's Ben & Jerry's flavor, AmeriCone Dream.

Be sure to check back tomorrow...

...for Famous Feminist Charlestonians Who Love Stephen Colbert.

Darth Vader and I

Clearly the Director of Women's and Gender Studies is the biggest nerd of all time. This is another reason she loves Stephen Colbert.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Sticky Fingers for Stephen Colbert

Recently some Women's and Gender Studies students and alums made a trip down the street to the Sticky Fingers to pay homage to the Stephen Colbert portrait hanging there. As you may remember, the owners of Sticky Fingers bought the portrait for $50,000, money that went to the Save the Children charity. Yet another reason we love Stephen Colbert.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

I [heart] S.C.

How adorable are they? Sadly, no one is wearing a Full Frontal Feminism t-shirt here, but they are spelling out their love for Stephen Colbert with their bodies.

Monday, April 2, 2007

My Body, My Choice [is Colbert]

Not that I needed to provide more proof as to why feminist LOVE Stephen Colbert, but check out this recent clip from the Colbert Report. He discusses the ERA and really lets loose on-air.


Sunday, March 25, 2007

Loving Stephen Colbert with Travel Scrabble

On our way to the Southeastern Women's Studies Association Conference in Chattanooga, TN.

Friday, March 16, 2007

We're feminists, we're in Charleston, how could we not love Stephen Colbert?

Welcome, everyone to Feminists for Colbert, created/sponsored by the College of Charleston Women's and Gender Studies Program.