Let's Not Pretend Joan Rivers Was A Feminist Icon

September 5, 2014 8:25 PM

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Let's Not Pretend Joan Rivers Was A Feminist Icon

In the wake of Joan Rivers' death, she's been rightly celebrated for her sharp sense of humor and trailblazing work in the entertainment industry. But now Time has gone so far as to call her a "groundbreaking feminist icon."

Time is correct in praising Rivers' relentless ambition and rebuking of conventional female docility. It was, the magazine said, her "undisguised and 'unladylike' desire for success that made [her] a feminist icon." She also forged new territory by broaching taboo topics like abortion and gay rights...

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