If the 2015 Golden Globes taught us anything, it’s that women’s stories matter — and girls truly do rule. This year’s Globes gave us one badass feminist moment after another. (We are convinced that allowing people to eat and drink at an awards show makes everything better.)
There were some less-than-ideal parts of the show (i.e. Kevin Hart calling Salma Hayek “aggressive,” Jeremy Renner’s creepy joke about J.Lo’s breasts, the entire North Korea bit), but overall it delivered serious lady power — after all, four out of five of the shows nominated for Best Comedy have female showrunners — and some deeply powerful acceptance speeches.
We rounded up the 11 most feminist moments of the night:
1. Tina Fey poked fun at the props given to male actors who undergo physical transformations for roles — and simultaneously got in a jab at bullsh*t beauty standards.
“It took me three hours today to prepare for my role as a human woman,” she quipped.
2. Patricia Arquette gave a beautiful shout-out to single mothers and all that they do.
“You placed in my hands the part of Olivia, an under-appreciated single mother,” she said. “Thank you for shining a light on this woman and the millions of women like her and for allowing me to honor my own mother with this beautiful character.”
3. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey threw some serious shade at Bill Cosby.
Our girls didn’t hold back when alluding to the more than 20 women who have come forward with allegations against Cosby. When describing the plot “Into The Woods” Poehler joked, “Cinderella ran away from her prince, Rapunzel was thrown from a tower… and Sleeping Beauty just thought she was getting coffee with Bill Cosby.” Fey then proceeded to impersonate Cosby, quipping: “I put the pills in the people! The people did not want the pills in them!” Zing.
4. Joanne Froggatt used her acceptance speech to elevate the voices of rape survivors.
“I received a small number of letters from survivors of rape,” she said. “One woman summed up the thoughts of many by saying she wasn’t sure why she’d written but she just felt in some way she wanted to be heard. I’d like to say, I heard you and I hope saying this so publicly in some way means you feel the world hears you.”
5. Amy Adams reminded us just how much female role models matter.
“It’s just so wonderful that women today have such a strong voice. And I have a 4-and-a-half-year-old and I’m so grateful to have all the women in this room; you speak to her so loudly. She watches everything and she sees every thing. And I’m just so so grateful for all of you women in this room who have such a lovely, beautiful voice.”
6. Gina Rodriguez made it clear why having diversity on TV matters — specifically positive representations of the Latino community.
“This award is so much more than myself. It represents a culture that wants to see themselves as heroes,” the “Jane the Virgin” actress said. “My father used to tell me to say every…