"I wouldn't change a single word that I said," Wolf told NPR's Terry Gross on Fresh Air Monday of her White House Correspondents' Dinner performance, adding that a friend who helped her write Saturday's monologue gave her a note that said, "Be true to yourself. Never apologize. Burn it to the ground." Wolf told Gross she thinks she was underestimated because she's a woman. "I don't think they expected that from me," she said. "I think they still have preconceived notions of how women will present themselves and I don't fit in that box," she adds, noting that it would've been harder for a man to target Kellyanne Conway and Sarah Huckabee Sanders. "I think one of the things about being a comic is getting to actually, as a woman, I have access to hit women in a way that men might not be able to hit them with jokes," she said. Wolf added that she did not expect to generate so much controversy. "I wasn't expecting this level, but I'm also not disappointed there's this level," she says. "I knew what I was doing going in. I wanted to do something different. I didn't want to cater to the room. I wanted to cater to the outside audience, and not betray my brand of comedy."
Why Sarah Huckabee Sanders is fair game: "The assumption that women are more damaged than their male colleagues by the insults of a raunchy comedian comes from a benevolent sexism that portrays women as fragile beings whose dignity must be preserved," says Christina Cauterucci.