45. Edith Zimmerman
Occupation: Editor, The Hairpin
Twitter Handle: @edithzimmerman
If you haven't read The Hairpin, the feminist, completely hilarious website Zimmerman helms, you're missing out. It's mostly written by and for women, but the sharp humor behind Zimmerman's observations has universal appeal. Take Zimmerman's grossly popular "Women Laughing Alone With Salad," a collection of stock photos of the aforementioned phenomenon which manages to provoke thought and laughter simultaneously. That's Zimmerman's rare talent in a nutshell, one she has made work for the likes of New York Times magazine, GQ, and The Awl. Her way of looking at world has us rolling in the aisles—is persuading her to walk down it so much of a stretch?