Liz Funk on Today

liz funk todayLiz Funk, a college student who grew up here in the Capital Region, was on the Today show yesterday talking about the pressures faced by teen girls.

Liz, who's 20-years-old, is the author of a book that will be published in March: "SuperGirls Speak Out: Inside the Secret Crisis of Overachieving Girls."

Until recently, she wrote a long-running blog for the TU. And she's been writing freelance pieces for a number of outlets. She also got some attention a few years back for getting into a bit of a rhetorical spat with the popular feminist blog Feministing.

screengrab: NBC


The fact that this girl uses the term "feminist" at all is laughable. A self-described "supergirl"? Sounds like she needs to go brush up on her Judith Butler before her next trip to the Today show.

The cover of her book completely contradicts any time of gender, civil rights movement...she is just a spoonful of mainstream girlpower for the middle class to swallow.

Liz Funk needs to come back in about 20 years and show
us then what she has accomplished before she can wear the tag of super-anything. She is barely out of college. Funk is a
perfect example of what happens as a result of the silly
self-esteem movement in which her generation was
saturated . Give a rest Darling. You are quite average and
so are most of your comtemporaries. Sorry to break it
to you.

I'll give her credit for living with that last name... I betcha the kids on the playground had a ball with that one.


I know this girl. She's friends with my little brother. I had heard she got a book deal, I'm curious to read it. I know you can't tell from the video, but, I saw her at the peak of her anorexia and she could seriously hoola-hoop through a cheerio. She was wicked depressed, too. Why is everyone drinking the hateraid? She might actually have something interesting to share.

Sounds like a lot of jealousy...this amazing girl has already accomplishd more than most 2x her age. Congratulations Liz!

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