Funny Feminist Stuff

i-858e2ef38fc68561b36a916f1e495ba2-lightbulb.jpgNever mind why this joke exists. It just does. And I thought I’d share it:

How many feminists does it take to screw in a light bulb?


The very choice of patritypical hyper macho sexual imagery in reference to what one might do with a light bulb exposes a deeply held and hegemonic bias objectifying the light bulb as both passive, willing victim and as compliant proxy for the colonial fate of southern hemisphere alterity.

Comments

  1. #1 booger
    April 23, 2008

    Heh heh. You said ‘feminists’ and ‘screw.’ That’s funny. Heh.

  2. #2 Esteleth
    April 23, 2008

    Huh. I was always told that the answer to the riddle was “Fuck you, that’s offensive.”
    And I went to a left-leaning, very feminist women’s college.

  3. #3 Theo Bromine
    April 23, 2008

    Well, for some reason I have an antipathy to saying “Fuck you” to someone to whom I am telling a joke. The answer I use is simply “That’s not funny”.

  4. #4 notfunny
    April 23, 2008

    How many sexist men does it take to screw in a light bulb?
    None: They have the women do it for them while they write stupid jokes on the internet.

  5. #5 kevin
    April 23, 2008

    It wasn’t really funny 15 years ago either, but at least it was fresh. Or, well, at least it seemed fresh at the time. Then again, every joke seems new and fresh when you are in middle school.

  6. #6 the real cmf-aphonia
    April 24, 2008

    hawhawhawhahwhahwhahahwhHAWHAW-Ahhawhaw…

    someone in Buenos Aries is no doubt flushing their toilet in a more caring,culturally inclusive and diverse manner right now because of the tireless efforts of the humorless in our “fold”.

    And I am thinking, for some odd reason, about Georgia O’Keefe, or a candle-lit dinner party replete with plates made of emblematic, fragile porcelain, and painted with vaginas…the scent of …roses in the air…no, that ain’t roses…

  7. #7 T. Bruce McNeely
    April 24, 2008
  8. #8 Aerik
    April 24, 2008

    I agree with the poster calling himself or herself “notfunny”.

    What the fuck, Laden?

    If you saw one of us writing a nigger joke and said “nevermind why the joke exists. It just does,” would you find that excusable?

    Fuck. You.

  9. #9 Napoleon Mangina
    April 24, 2008

    what white middle class feminiSS and African Americans who were brought here in chains have in common is still elusive to me…

    Which reminds me: one little feminiSS died and went fluttering to feminiSS heaven, where there were men-like dwarves feeding raw mango pulp ( or ruby fruit or wutever feminiSS eat) to Diaphonously dressed women , while the women flattered each other about what nice outfits they all wore at the last screening of the Va-whiner Dialogues.

    At the gates of feminiSS heaven sits Andrea Dworkin: four hundred pounds lighter, and wearing high heels: she places a pair of wings on the little feminiSS.

    The little feminiSS says “Great Gaianmother Andrea, now that I am in heaven do I get to be fairy too?”

    “No,” says Andrea “men can’t get in to heaven, but if you learn to flutter those new wings just right for me, I might just use you like a fan every time I blow some more hot air…”

    and I am talking super sized A-Dworkin hot air…

  10. #10 csrster
    April 24, 2008

    When I were a lad, the punchline was just “That’s _NOT_ funny !!!”.

  11. #11 Greg Laden
    April 24, 2008

    OK, I’ll tell you why the joke exists. The reason I didn’t tell you is because it i BORING.

    I have a student who is doing a research project on feminist humor. She had been so mired in feminist humor (collecting data, I assume) that she was having a hard time finding things funny.

    (By the way, for the current question about the light bulb, the following three answers are common:

    1) Feminists are not funny;
    2) That’s not funny (of which “fuck you” is a variant); and
    3) None. It’s not the light bulb that needs changing.)

    So I wrote her a new joke that was funnier than all of them put together. I for one particularly like the part about “southern hemisphere alterity” That is absolutely hysterical.

    gtl

  12. #12 Olivier Lamarre Letraix
    April 24, 2008

    C’mon pussycats, lighten up. Maybe this will bring sweetcake smiles back to your unattractive-cos-you’re-scowling faces:

    Q: What is the difference between Government Bonds and men?
    A: Government Bonds mature.

    Huh?! Huh? WTF? That’s not funny. I guess the sexes truly are equal when it comes to dumb unfunny sexist jokes. Ironically, very well demonstrated by notfunny. Kudos.

    By the by, what’s the southern hemisphere got to do with anything?

  13. #13 Stephanie Z
    April 24, 2008

    The thing I find funny about it is the language. No, the old punchline isn’t funny [yawn], but this one is, at least in the context of some of the anti-feminist comments that get made on this blog. Come on, people, if you want to convince the other side that you have a point or two, try using language they’ll relate to.

    And Napoleon, the slave trade is not the same thing as colonialism. It isn’t said well, but the point of the punchline has more to do with self-rule and the recognition of a person’s humanity.

  14. #14 Dana Hunter
    April 24, 2008

    I found it hysterical. Nicely done. Captures both the supercilious language AND the complete lack of a sense of humor I’ve noticed in the crusading elements of my gender.

    Deflating the terminally inflated is a service to humanity.

  15. #15 Blake Stacey
    April 24, 2008

    Q. How many science bloggers does it take to change a light bulb?

    A. Twenty-two: one to find a new light bulb on Google, nineteen to link to the new bulb once it’s already been installed and two to complain that the moderate swing voters might prefer darkness.

  16. #16 NJ
    April 24, 2008

    Uh, Blake?

    I think that should read:

    Twenty-two: one to find a new light bulb on Google, nineteen to link to the new bulb once it’s already been installed and two to argue that ‘changing a light bulb’ is an example of poor framing.

  17. #17 Natalie Wagner
    April 24, 2008
  18. #18 HadasS
    April 24, 2008

    *Sigh* Those darn feminists, want women to vote and get equal pay for equal work and stuff, instead of staying in the kitchen, baking cookies and swallowing Prozac.

    I thought you were better than that.

  19. #19 Barn Owl
    April 24, 2008

    Use of the word “hysterical” to describe a feminist joke is kinda funny/ironic. ;-)

  20. #20 Theo Bromine
    April 24, 2008

    I claim that as a female electrical engineer, I know about both feminism and lightbulbs, and I assert that the joke is 1) funny (or at least somewhat amusing) and 2) not inherently offensive to feminists (except perhaps to those who take themselves way too seriously)

  21. #21 JessC
    April 24, 2008

    Taking offense at these jokes about feminists seems to take on the assumption that poking fun at a feminist pokes fun at women. I am male, yet I consider myself a feminist. I was the local chapter secretary for NOW for a couple years, so I’m not just blowing smoke. My mom, sister, wife, and step-daughter are all women, and I strongly feel that I should not get preferential treatment just because I can put out a campfire without a bucket handy.

    Comparing feminists to the SS, now that is deeply offensive, and if you can’t see why I’m not going to bother explaining it.

    Comparing a joke that pokes fun at the perceived notion that feminists don’t have a sense of humor to racist or sexist jokes is taking things even more seriously than the average feminist (average from my experience, anyway).

    And quite a lot of feminists do *not* have a sense of humor. Nellie McKay even wrote a song about it, “Mother of Pearl”.

    What offended me most today was a guest on NPR saying that the current equal pay bill that got shot down in the Senate would be bad because it would mean that if a company knowingly paid a woman less because she was a woman and that woman had more than the current 180 days to take it to court after the initial incident, then companies would offshore more work because they would be afraid to conduct business here in the US. So it would be bad for the United States to punish companies that actively discriminate.

    Women still make $.79 for every $1.00 a man makes in this country. *That* isn’t funny.

    But the joke kinda was. :-)

  22. #22 Dr. Free-Ride
    April 24, 2008

    The problem’s not with the joke itself, but with your timing. You dropped the punchline too soon.

    But hey, it happens to all guys at some point, and it’s not that big a deal.

  23. #23 chapstickaddict
    April 24, 2008

    Those darn feminists never find any of MY misogynist jokes funny either!

    “And quite a lot of feminists do *not* have a sense of humor. Nellie McKay even wrote a song about it, ‘Mother of Pearl’.”

    I’m not sure if you’re being sarcastic here (my meter may need a recalibration), but I took the song to be a stab at the people who claim feminists don’t have a sense of humor. (For more supporting evidence, look up Terry Gross’s interview with Nellie.)

    Also, to all of the “feminists” who came here to clear up what is and isn’t “offensive” to feminism, thanks, but we can think for ourselves. Please don’t presume to speak for all of feminism.

    On a related note, here’s a quote from an article on ScienceDaily about a sexist humor study:

    ” ‘Our research demonstrates that exposure to sexist humor can create conditions that allow men – especially those who have antagonistic attitudes toward women – to express those attitudes in their behavior,’ he said. ‘The acceptance of sexist humor leads men to believe that sexist behavior falls within the bounds of social acceptability.’ ”

    (Link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/11/071106083038.htm)

  24. #24 chapstickaddict
    April 24, 2008

    Note: clicking the link above will not yield the right webpage because I didn’t space the parenthesis from the ending. Just delete it after clicking. D’oh!

  25. #25 JessC
    April 24, 2008

    Heard the Fresh Air, seen her in concert, heard the song on Prairie Home Companion, and I still don’t know how I feel about the song. It shocks and amuses. I choose to perceive it as a statement of: feminists don’t have a sense of humor because there is a lot of evil fucked up shit going on.

    I only speak for myself. And even then there may not be unanimity. I don’t presume, assume, or zoom-zoom. I did note that my comments were based on “my experience”, which would hardly qualify as universal.

    But is making a joke about how humorless feminist discourse can be actually sexist? Is making a joke about sciblogs anti-science?

  26. #26 pough
    April 24, 2008

    The problem’s not with the joke itself, but with your timing. You dropped the punchline too soon.

    But hey, it happens to all guys at some point, and it’s not that big a deal.

    Now that’s funny.

  27. #27 Theo Bromine
    April 24, 2008

    Quoth chapstickaddict:
    Also, to all of the “feminists” who came here to clear up what is and isn’t “offensive” to feminism, thanks, but we can think for ourselves. Please don’t presume to speak for all of feminism.

    Agreed, no one can presume to speak for all of feminism. However, if some feminists find the joke funny and some do not, then either the joke is not inherently anti-feminist, or those feminists who find the joke funny are not proper feminists. I would prefer to be more inclusive of feminists while understanding that a joke can be unfunny to some without being offensive.

  28. #28 BAllanJ
    April 24, 2008

    I thought the appropriate response to the OP first line was (said with a very serious face):
    Just one….and she does it very well…and it’s not funny…so don’t laugh.

  29. #29 Elizabeth
    April 24, 2008

    … Just one, and she does it backwards and in high heels.

  30. #30 Susan
    April 24, 2008

    I choose to perceive [Mother of Pearl] as a statement of: feminists don’t have a sense of humor because there is a lot of evil fucked up shit going on.

    I agree with you. Also: women really have no idea how much men hate them.

  31. #31 BJN
    April 24, 2008

    Laden, look at all the dicks you attracted to this thread. Heck, you even got a Limbaugh wannabe with his “feminiSS” idiocy. Doe you want to emanate an odor that attracts flies?

  32. #32 b8ovin
    April 24, 2008

    “Also: women really have no idea how much men hate them.” That’s better than the lightbulb joke, or at least funnier. I have no opinion of about 99.9999% of the women in the world other than the fact that I understand they are on the same planet as I am. Same, oddly with men, snails and fishes. I can say with some honesty that my hatred is so sparsely attributed that no woman is its subject. This was not true when I was young and had ex-girlfriends, but I was a boy then. But then, maybe I don’t know myself. I am just a man, after all.

  33. #33 Monica
    April 24, 2008

    HA! Thanks GL. I might use this joke and its comments in my paper as long as I don’t have to go through the IRB :)
    Seriously, putting the words “feminist” and “humor” creates such a polemic– even in science-y type people. Anyway, I thought the joke you made up to be funny, and I don’t even like jokes (must be the feminist in me)! And, please up there, don’t say feminiSS. Ever.

  34. #34 JessC
    April 24, 2008

    “Also: women really have no idea how much men hate them.”

    Made me think… I can not argue with that. Insecurity->fear->hate.

    Men suck. Luckily my wife disagrees with me.

  35. #35 notfunny2
    April 24, 2008

    I’m sure most of us feel it’s your ‘right’ to post this, just as it’s the right of many of us to find it unfunny without being called humourless feminazis. Ask any comedian about the importance of context to a joke. You’re posting this on ScienceBlogs, where I would garner that many/most of your female readers are scientists, science students, or working professionals. Which means that a lot of us have to deal with shit from men in our male-dominated workplaces and we come here to have a somewhat more enlightened discourse. Or not.

    It’s as easy to make fun of humourless 1970’s style feminists as it is to make fun of humourless Marxist-Leninist Russians. The difference is that your visitors aren’t Marxist-Leninist Russians, but women, many of whom would call themselves feminist in at least some ways, even if they don’t relate to the type being made fun of in that joke.

    The point about ‘n-gger’ jokes is well taken because if you wrote a joke on ScienceBlogs in which you made fun of how black ghetto rap artists talk and about how they are humourless and violent, do you think even ‘regular’ black readers would get offended? Some of them would. Because there aren’t a lot of black people in science and there aren’t a lot of women in many areas as well. So pardon us if we’re a bit sensitive, because we’re allowed, without having to hear lame ass excuses for posting stuff like this like “you made it yerself” and “you were helping a female feminist to joke about stuff!”. Lame and lamer.

    I’m guessing you’re actually not a bad guy and that, chances are, with your background and your biologist wife etc that you are far enough away from a lot of this that you think we’re all ‘past’ it. Which is why you perceive it as ok to joke about it, because it’s a non-issue. The thing is Greg, for many of us, it’s not. When the other woman in your building is a secretary, and when all the men turn around and give you the stink eye when you walk into the library, it gets to you. The same as “funny feminist jokes” can get to you when you see them on a place like ScienceBlogs. Probably I’ll be called a humourless feminazi now, but so be it. Walk a mile in my shoes, in MANY of our shoes, y’all.

  36. #36 Greg Laden
    April 24, 2008

    Notfunny: What is really funny is that this joke is in no way sexist. It does not have sexism or women as it’s intent or object. It is a joke about pomposity in academics and post modern readjustments of reality. (That’s the southern hemisphere part … do you now what the Southern Hemisphere means in modern academic social sciences and humanities parlance? Mostly, it’s north of the equator).

    Anyway, my student, who is a certified feminist (and indeed one of the commenters above) thinks its funny, and she is a VERY hard audience.

    Otherwise I agree with everything I said.

    (and this is science. I’m an anthropologist. This is a ribbing critique, mini critique, really, about communication in the social sciences.)

  37. #37 notfunny2
    April 24, 2008

    “What is really funny is that this joke is in no way sexist. It does not have sexism or women as it’s intent or object. ”

    Well, unfortunately, the joke in the context of this site is for me, sexist. And given some of the reactions, I wager I’m not the only one. If we were all academics in a similar field, or if we had just been joking about jargon, I might have been more inclined to give it a pass. But what looks like a tired old joke on a general science site? Like I said, sometimes context is everything. You seem to be assuming a whole context for this post that a lot of readers, like me, are just not going to ‘get’…

  38. #38 Brandon
    April 24, 2008

    Angry feminists are inherently funny. You don’t even need a joke for them.

  39. #39 Greg Laden
    April 24, 2008

    notfunny,

    Well, now that you get it, you get it, right? What you were experiencing was a misinterpretation. What you are now experiencing is a learning experience!

    :)

  40. #40 Susan
    April 24, 2008

    @notfunny

    This has been another episode of “Men Explain Things To You”:

    http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/commentary/la-op-solnit13apr13,0,5242141.story

    Rebecca Solnit understands.

  41. #41 Becca
    April 24, 2008

    +1 to Dr. Free-Ride

    Greg- there are far funnier critques of post-modernism and pompous academics. Although if we’re going post-modern meta-communication, the fact that *you* are mocking these things amuses me far more than the rest of it. If that layer was intended, it is a clever joke indeed.

  42. #42 mercator
    April 24, 2008

    Greg – you wrote in an earlier post that many people don’t ‘get’ you. Most of the comments above should serve to reinforce that point.

  43. #43 Elizabeth
    April 24, 2008

    Being a blogger must be frustrating. Becca says that only the funniest of critiques are allowed, all others banished. Not funny knows the meaning of Laden’s statement better than Laden does. Susan chastises Laden for explaining himself when he is asked to explain himself.

    Why not just leave it at “I don’t find that funny?”

  44. #44 Susan
    April 24, 2008

    Susan chastises Laden for explaining himself when he is asked to explain himself.

    It’s not always all about the menz. Actually, I was addressing “not funny.” The original longer version of Solnit’s essay is here, btw:

    http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/174918/rebecca_solnit_the_archipelago_of_arrogance

  45. #45 Napoleon Dworkin
    April 24, 2008

    Wow most of those those melting crones up there are fairly *dripping with misandry*…No, in fact, they ARE MISANDRIST, with misanthropes thrown in for good measure.

    *misandry: the verbotten dialogue…*

    “Men suck. ”
    “Same, oddly with men, snails and fishes.”

    “But hey, it happens to all guys at some point, and it’s not that big a deal.”

    *and wet with mirror image projection*

    “women really have no idea how much men hate them.”

    But Monika(who IS NOT a feminiSS) says “And, please up there, don’t say feminiSS. Ever.” yields so wonderfully to her instincts at laughter, and my hat is tipped( because I fear more female perpetrated violence if I don’t follow the social norn of tipping my hat to th’ ladies).

    I must say that all of this discourse above indicates a very cuntrolling aspect of some women that is frankly scary…kind of feminiSS like…
    ;-)

    Venomous aspirants to redundancy spew “look at all the dicks you attracted to this thread. Heck, you even got a Limbaugh wannabe with his “feminiSS” idiocy.” NO, Virgina, I am no Rush fan, but if I had to pick his between your cuckolding bitterness and his flatulent arrogance, well, you get the idea “takes one to know one Ginny”.

    and sadly, women who complain–loud and often–about what opportunities they DO enjoy: ” a lot of us have to deal with shit from men in our male-dominated workplaces,” forgetting of course, what those men had to put up with in female issue dominated households the first 18+ years of THEIR lives…

    And, Stephanie:I will buy the crock of steaming hot crap that feminiSS are selling as soon as the men of America have all the women out there doin’ the field plowing, the Injun fightin’ and the world war attaining for us, while we sit back in sheltered, protected households waitin’ on our wimins to come home wid da check…trouble is, them there wimins always seem to find another fellah who will do the work for her…leaving the menfolks to rot in prisons( built by feminiSS rhetoric)while she sets up the next group of Internationalist capitalists to listen to her little ‘pity me’ fiddle…

  46. #46 Azkyroth
    April 25, 2008

    [Snip]
    Posted by: Napoleon Dworkin

    Will someone please fix that record player?

  47. #47 Azkyroth
    April 25, 2008

    Also: women really have no idea how much men hate them.

    Not too surprising, considering that it’s news to this man as well.

    I suppose my answer would be “one to do it simply, efficiently, and properly, and one useless idiot wearing the label to stand around and blather about how women cannot meaningfully consent to changing a lightbulb in a patriarchal society, sneer at anyone who disagrees with her, and generally write the Limbaugh types’ smears for them.”

  48. #48 chapstickaddict
    April 25, 2008

    “Also: women really have no idea how much men hate them.”

    Forgive me if I’m wrong, but it sounds like you’re also fan of Twisty. My boyfriend and I love her blog.

    “Anyway, my student, who is a certified feminist (and indeed one of the commenters above) thinks its funny, and she is a VERY hard audience.”

    Here’s an analogy you’ll understand: feminists are not Borg. We do not all think alike and we can be offended/not offended at different topics. That’s what having a healthy discourse is all about. Also, there are many different kinds of feminism. One woman’s feminist group could be another woman’s “Independent Women’s Forum” (ack!).

    Anyway, don’t you have an episode of The Man Show to get back to now?

  49. #49 Greg Laden
    April 25, 2008

    Chap: Thanks for the advice. Next time I need to know how to think, or see the obvious, or have an opinion, I’ll get in touch with you, and you can tell me what to do. Appreciate it.

  50. #50 Stephanie Z
    April 25, 2008

    chapstickaddict, I found it funny. I laughed. I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to do that if Greg hadn’t shared. If everyone who had a blog only posted things that couldn’t possibly offend anyone, well, I’d have more time on my hands that I now spend reading.

    Jokes have their audience. None of them are universal. If you’re not part of the audience for this joke, it isn’t necessarily a reflection on Greg–or on you. Calling Greg sexist because you don’t share the same sense of humor, especially after he’s explained the joke to you, is a waste of time you could spend on something you do enjoy.

    And the Man Show? Now there’s misandry.

  51. #51 Theo Bromine
    April 25, 2008

    Quoth chapstickaddict: Here’s an analogy you’ll understand: feminists are not Borg. We do not all think alike and we can be offended/not offended at different topics. That’s what having a healthy discourse is all about. Also, there are many different kinds of feminism.

    So given that feminism is not monolithic, and that (hopefully) we can agree that whether one finds this joke humourous or offensive does not determine ones qualifications as a feminist, why don’t we explore *why* the joke might or might not be offensive to feminists. Given that I consider myself a feminist, and do not find the joke offensive, I am honestly interested to understand those that do.

  52. #52 the real cmf
    April 25, 2008

    Thankfully, feminism IS NOT monolithic, though some of its last wave of douchetabulous proponents sure looked like monoliths…”caras de le pietra…” “las mente de caca”

    And Azkyroth: how did you stumble over here? Isn’t there enough bitter, cuckolding PC ‘rhetorical’ middle class white womens feminism over at PZ’s for you?

    So why don’t you go back there, with your head tucked firmly between your dingle-berry rattling yaks behind, and meditate on silence–or better yet, meditate on the Dalai Lamas involvement with Nazi propagandists…

  53. #53 Napoleon Dworkin
    April 25, 2008

    Greg is to sexist what misandrists like Azkyroth, and American femino-fascists who seek to limit speech, or thought are to enlightened or profound….

  54. #54 Napoleon Mangina
    April 25, 2008

    Greg said:
    “Next time I need to know how to think, or see the obvious, or have an opinion, I’ll get in touch with you, and you can tell me what to do. Appreciate it.”

    And then I said: hawhawhawhawhawhAAAA….

    I think I shat myself with laughter, realizing that I am not the only person on earth who has a problem with dogmatic jerks, loud-mouthed hypocrites, and napoleonic pretending female bullies calling themselves feminists, and making all of women (many of whom are actual feminists; some of whom are quite interesting, insightful, and powerful women, despite the labels that other women attempt to inscribe onto their flesh)look bad as a result.

    Stephanie: I must say that to “try using language they’ll relate to” adds to an uncommon discourse, or submission to dogmatic ideology, and all of the other insular, relative, and transient language directives that amount to saying *sig heil*.

  55. #55 Azkyroth
    April 25, 2008

    Greg is to sexist what misandrists like Azkyroth, and American femino-fascists who seek to limit speech, or thought are to enlightened or profound….

    I’m male, genius.

  56. #56 Azkyroth
    April 25, 2008

    And as for Pharyngula, I say we lock Napoleon Dworkin and Holbach in a room together and weld the door shut.

    I have about as much patience for each of their idiocy.

  57. #57 Azkyroth
    April 25, 2008

    And, beyond that, I see cmf hasn’t improved.

    In other news, the original joke was funny. I can’t stand that kind of non-answer either; it reminds me obliquely of the person who chewed me out a few years back because he interpreted “the pot calling the kettle black” as a racist statement.

  58. #58 the real cmf
    April 25, 2008

    Misandry is perpetuated by males as almost much as females Akyroth, and

    *hey, genius, your kind of fem-pandering could never be mistaken for anything but male–kind of a sneaky rutter male actually.*

    Type B,weak in the knees, long on rhetoric, short on…substance: but always pandering to the worst element of femininity.

  59. #59 Another leak in the pipeline.
    April 26, 2008

    Just another reminder of why I’m getting the hell out of science.

  60. #60 Azkyroth
    April 26, 2008

    Type B,weak in the knees, long on rhetoric, short on…substance

    Pot, kettle.

  61. #61 the real cmf
    April 27, 2008

    Azkyroth=concern troll, with “new improved impotence, and lack of humor” you MUST be a feminiSS indeed

  62. #62 Greg Laden
    April 28, 2008

    Notfunny,

    Actually, my reaction to your first comment was that it was very funny. Well, sort of funny.

    (None of these jokes are as funny as the interrupting sheep joke)

  63. #63 Ross C
    April 29, 2008

    If conversely, this was a joke at the expense of chauvinists, I’d take umbrage.

  64. #64 the real cmfSS
    April 30, 2008

    Ross: chauvinist is to feminist what tomatoes are to tomatos.

  65. #65 Rach
    November 18, 2009

    i am a woman. i dont agree with most feminist views. i love the jokes told at the begining. and as a innocent wrighter i think its funny to read all your comments between each other. i am writing a report on feminism and why i dissagree with it, but im begining to realize that both sides are equilly wrong.
    to the feminists:
    whywould i side with up tight women who cant prove themselves in anyway but get offended and what are the men supposed to do when you claw out there throats.
    to the men.
    im soo sorry.

  66. #66 Stephanie Z
    November 18, 2009

    Rach, it may be time to loosen up your definition of feminist. At least three of the women who commented that this was funny decidedly self-identify as feminists.

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