Quite a barrel of laughs.

A recent study has apparently found that women and men have a different sense of humor:
“While men prefer gags with a punch line, women laugh at stories that relate to their everyday lives, according to the report.
Male humour is based on competition and impressing those around them, whereas women use jokes to achieve intimacy and to make people feel at ease.”

Because we’re nuturers in everything we do!
Diana Coulson, the director of JWT (the global advertising agency that conducted the study), said us lasses “can find humour in a household chore,” while “Men use humour in a much more competitive way.”
Can I fucking puke now?

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  • http://oddgoose.blogspot.com/ Julia

    grfffffbbb!
    That’s me puking along with you.

  • http://elayneriggs.blogspot.com Elayne Riggs

    How disappointing. There IS a lot of validity in the idea of doing such a study, but if that’s their conclusion it doesn’t sound like they did it correctly. From my amateur studies of humor and feminism, it seems to me that men are much likelier to laugh at sexist humor whilst accusing women of not having a sense of humor, and women are more likely to buy Robin Tyler albums. And there, I’ve just dated myself by using both “albums” and “Robin Tyler” in a sentence.

  • AndiF

    So the explanation for why my older sister thinks that Caddyshack is one of the funniest movies ever while I can’t stand it and I crack up at Love and Death which bores her silly is that one of us isn’t really a sister.

  • JesusJonesSuperstar

    “Male humour is based on competition and impressing those around them, whereas women use jokes to achieve intimacy and to make people feel at ease.”
    same old cliches. Same old bullshit.

  • http://www.brianmclark.com/writing/prostitution.html FrenchKiss

    I wouldn’t be so quick to dismiss the idea entirely, though I do think the wording reflects a particular (read old-fashioned) type of woman to whom I cannot relate.
    I’ve heard so many men telling jokes that start off along the lines of “a priest and a rabbi walk into a bar” or “a man walks into a whorehouse carrying a duck.” I can’t seem to recall any women telling me jokes like that, and to be honest with you, I seldom find them funny (even when they aren’t offensive).
    When I joke around with one of my female friends, it’s usually about the dumb things men do and say, or something I’ve actually experienced, not the dirty thing little Billy said to his teacher during class (typically something little kids don’t even know about).
    All you have to do is watch an Ellen Degeneres comedy special to see that, even though it may be a generalization, it isn’t entirely untrue. I don’t find the study findings particularly offensive. I think if anything, it’s an asset to see the subtle humor in everyday things. I certainly read it as being complimentary when they said that women joke to bond with people instead of being show-offs. Maybe it’s because I’ve seen so many show-offs make asses of themselves.

  • Kyra

    So . . . I’m a guy?

  • Zaij

    OMG! This is so horrible! That generalization demeans all women and shows us the power of the patriarchy! The thing about men is true though, they are all exactly like that! Funny how this study gets that so right, but the generalization about women so wrong!

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