Beth Newell is the creator, co-founder, and editor of Reductress, the satirical women’s magazine and growing comedy brand. She has over a decade of experience in the NYC comedy scene, having performed at The Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Caroline’s on Broadway, and The Magnet Theater. With Reductress, she coauthored the book How to Win at Feminism and co-created the Mouth Time podcast. Additionally her work has been featured in The Onion, McSweeney’s, The New Yorker, The Huffington Post, and Pendulous Breasts Quarterly. Beth is a member of the cult classic improv group, Bombardo. She gave birth to her daughter in the backseat of a Honda Fit.
praise for Beth
"The 50 Funniest People Right Now."
- Rolling Stone
"Beth Newell knows how to deliver a joke."
Praise for Reductress
Additionally, Reductress has drawn praise from The Daily Beast, Bitch Magazine, Jezebel, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, The Onion AV Club, Mashable, The Huffington Post, Refinery29, Cosmopolitan, Bust, L Magazine, The Village Voice, Hello Giggles, and more.
How To Win At Feminism
Be the best feminist you can be—or at least look like one—with this definitive manual, from the satirical creators of the wildly popular "feminist Onion" humor website, Reductress.
From hot feminist sex to a trendy feminist up-do, the bold and brilliant minds behind Reductress reveal the secrets to being super progressive—and cool, hip, and pretty. Feminism today means demanding gender equality—and a fabulous manicure. After all, we’re not wearing girdles and cleaning the house anymore. We’re wearing Spanx and hiring a cleaning lady. That’s feminism!
Praise for How to Win at Feminism
“How To Win At Feminism” is the hilarious read your book club has been waiting for."
- Hello Giggles
"The duo behind satirical (and hilarious) website Reductress have made their musings into a must-have book... and we are hooked!"
"Anyone looking for their next feminist book club pick may want to consider How to Win at Feminism."
- Entertainment Weekly
"Plenty of writers are as precise and cutting, and others just as wacky and absurd, but it’s the blend that makes Reductress stand out."
- Brooklyn Based
"The writers behind the hilarious satirical website Reductress skewer the most ridiculous tropes of and clichés of millenial-era feminism in this send-up of advice books targeted at women."
- Publishers Weekly
"The Reductress book gives feminists reason to smile."
“I didn’t understand why blood was coming out of my vagina until I read this book. This book is basically my fucking mother.”
- Aubrey Plaza
"This isn’t your mother’s guide to having it all. If you’d like to read that, please see Beyond Basket Weaving: Quilts, Birthing Stools, and Textiles or Neither Free Nor Equal: How to Win without Power, Property Rights, and Legally Recognized Personhood.”
- Janeane Garofalo
"There is no better way to celebrate our wominity than delving into all of the bullshit that comes along with it. This book does just that while also mocking the sexist culture that made us this way."
- Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show