Women and Funny:
(Special note: "'The cultural values are male; for a woman to say a man is funny is the equivalent of a man saying that a woman is pretty. Also, humor is largely aggressive and pre-emptive, and what's more male than that?'" I would disagree. Humor is circular, not linear. Men are linear, they die. Women create life, we're circular. Men may have coopetd humor, but I think it goes against biology. I think it's because they can't give birth. So they have jokes. Note the author's similar but differently shaded treatment of birth in the discussion. I digress.)
(Unfortunate that the girls' side comes second as "That's not funny, I am funny," is a crappy bargaining position from which to argue for one's witty superiority, or at least witty parity.)
And back again.
(Both the point and back again clearly have a ribbon of modestly offered proposals running throughout, but does that lessen their evil?)