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(Original post by Maid Marian)
Another example of how men value looks in their partner far more than women do.
Please don't support his stereotype with another stereotype; everyone's different... /debate
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Highly debatable.
Perhaps in general or in your experience, but as I said, in MY experience, it's definitely the case (and I've pondered it many a time).

[the rest of this isn't directed at you, Freier_lance, it's just a few more comments in my vague defence of women]

IMO, bringing famous comedians into this debate is paddling in a different kettle of fish. I think it's hard for female comedians to find a comfortable standpoint as they automatically start off as the underdog, defending (even if subconsciously) their right to take part in a field dominated by men. So you often see women trying to master "male" humour (which can come off as dykish, defensive, or forced) and others who base their entire acts on the very fact that they're women (which is often boring and not funny).

Anyway I won't argue that, up on stage, men aren't funnier, because I like a great many more male comedians than female ones. But in my own life, the real comic masterminds are women. I'm hoping more and more genuinely funny women make it to the stage in the years to come and deliver their own brand of comedy.
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Point proven
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(Original post by EllieC130)
Much as I don't like to admit it men are funnier. Not to say I'm not funnier than some guys but generally speaking.
'' i hate to say it but men are better at parking''
'' i hate to say it but men are better at sports'' etc

why do quite a few women say '' i hate to say it but men are better at ...''? like they are betraying ''the sisterhood''. do they see men as the enemy, the opposite team? i wish men weren't the vast majority of murderers, muggers, hunters etc and be more diplomatic/nicer in general but i wouldn't ''hate to say it''. men and women are different and i don't think they should see the other sex as ''the other team'', we aren't 2 teams in a competition. we should appreciate the things we are best at and have to offer to each other .
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Men, I have to admit.
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The more interesting question is, regardless of the answer, do you think that it tells you anything about the differences between men and women or just about the socialisation of men and women in our culture?
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(Original post by String.)


Point proven

Ugh embedding wont work

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aX26k5ZNzI
that sandra bullock clone made me cringe, stopped watching about one minute in.
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As a teacher, I've only once come across a girl who could be labelled as 'class clown'. Men are funnier.
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The more interesting question is, regardless of the answer, do you think that it tells you anything about the differences between men and women or just about the socialisation of men and women in our culture?

very good question. this is tougher than usual. with anything from sports to math to just about any competitive field it is much easier to throw the 2 sexes in the arena and see who comes out on top. it's been done to death. humour is a different animal, tougher to break down. too subjective. people who are funny (on purpose) tend to be smarter than the average bear. but men and women, on average, are about as intelligent. so what is going on here? is there something about evolution that gives men the advantage?


the fact that the poll is at an outstanding 55-0 for men right now probably tells us that something biological is going on.
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the fact that the poll is at an outstanding 55-0 for men right now probably tells us that something biological is going on.
Considering every person who has voted was probably raised within the same culture, I wouldn't put money on it.
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Males obv.
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(Original post by betaglucowhat)
Considering every person who has voted was probably raised within the same culture, I wouldn't put money on it.
even if everyone here is british/western, name a culture where you think both sexes would find women to be funnier.

67-0 now.
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I highly doubt there is any significant biological basis for men being funnier than women in general. A social effect seems far more likely.
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Men. Don't want to be sexist toward my own kind, but on average I find men just make me laugh more.
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I highly doubt there is any significant biological basis for men being funnier than women in general. A social effect seems far more likely.
do you think that men dominating every scientific or creative field is mostly social or mostly biological?
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do you think that men dominating every scientific or creative field is mostly social or mostly biological?
Social, most definitely :lolwut: If it were biological, what would women be other than baby factories (as so many of our ancestors chose to believe)?
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(Original post by mimi112)
even if everyone here is british/western, name a culture where you think both sexes would find women to be funnier.

67-0 now.
You're ignoring the third option - that men and woman are, on average, as funny as each other.

To your question, I'm not sure, most cultures are pretty awful towards women. But the point is you can't tell whether it's biological or cultural from this poll because the thing you are testing - people's perception of humour - has itself a large cultural component and you are only looking within one culture. A comparative approach would be more informative but it would probably just be confounded by systemic sexism i.e. men aren't inherently funnier than women but most cultures are patriarchal.
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(Original post by kopi, ffs)
Perhaps in general or in your experience, but as I said, in MY experience, it's definitely the case (and I've pondered it many a time).

[the rest of this isn't directed at you, Freier_lance, it's just a few more comments in my vague defence of women]

IMO, bringing famous comedians into this debate is paddling in a different kettle of fish. I think it's hard for female comedians to find a comfortable standpoint as they automatically start off as the underdog, defending (even if subconsciously) their right to take part in a field dominated by men. So you often see women trying to master "male" humour (which can come off as dykish, defensive, or forced) and others who base their entire acts on the very fact that they're women (which is often boring and not funny).

Anyway I won't argue that, up on stage, men aren't funnier, because I like a great many more male comedians than female ones. But in my own life, the real comic masterminds are women. I'm hoping more and more genuinely funny women make it to the stage in the years to come and deliver their own brand of comedy.
I think women have the potential to be great, but they are always held back by their own self image. That, and confidence.

A lot of people usually argue that there are no funny female comedians, it is something I completely disagree with. In all honesty, I hope I meet these comic mastermind women you speak of, they seem like a lot of fun.
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(Original post by betaglucowhat)
You're ignoring the third option - that men and woman are, on average, as funny as each other.

To your question, I'm not sure, most cultures are pretty awful towards women. But the point is you can't tell whether it's biological or cultural from this poll because the thing you are testing - people's perception of humour - has itself a large cultural component and you are only looking within one culture. A comparative approach would be more informative but it would probably just be confounded by systemic sexism i.e. men aren't inherently funnier than women but most cultures are patriarchal.
that was my point. if in the western culture, by far the most obsessed with gender equality and political correctness, 99% of people find men to be funnier, then how is it possible that in all the other more sexist cultures the result would favor women?


like saying most californians oppose gay marriage... but have you polled alabama?
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Haha! The one internet knight who voted that women were funnier! It's funny, because they're not :P
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