Tuesday, October 07, 2008

As Per Linda Richman, Discuss

Women and Funny:

Point

(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.)

Counter point.

(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?)

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