Listen, I'm not here to lecture you about how funny Louis C.K. is. Chances are, if you've ever seen him on a late night show, performing standup, or on his TV series Louie, you already know. But did you also know that he's a major champion of women? Like his character of the same name — who provides great real-world insight for his two young daughters on the show — the comedian has two little girls, 6 and 9, whom we hope he wouldn't think twice about stealing tampons for. He recently spoke to Fast Company about the future of women in America, and how we're going to rule the world:
Overall, I think it's a good time to have a girl in the 21st century because things are changing, with more opportunities for women. But girls are still the underdog, which means they'll work harder, and everybody loves an underdog. The next Steve Jobs will totally be a chick, because girls are No. 2—and No. 2 always wins in America. Apple was a No. 2 company for years, and Apple embodies a lot of what have been defined as feminine traits: an emphasis on intuitive design, intellect, a strong sense of creativity, and that striving to always make the greatest version of something.
Another choice selection from the piece (which well worth reading in full, by the way) is Louie's stance on expectant parents who are hoping their unborn child will be a certain sex:
The fact that people have kids because they want something from them is bizarre. As soon as you have a child, that script gets flipped for the rest of your life anyway. It's not about you anymore. I say this so when you have a girl, you don't ask yourself: What am I going to get out of this girl? You're supposed to focus on: What does this girl need from me and what kind of parent do I need to be to her? That's the question you should be asking yourself right now, not whether or not you'll be missing some boy's stupid Little League game.