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(Original post by mimi112)
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?
I don't think they would, but that's not the point. Your question can't separate systemic cultural sexism and socialisation from biology. It's an issue of experimental design.


like saying most californians oppose gay marriage... but have you polled alabama?
This would only hold if people in Alabama were also Californians.
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I don't think they would, but that's not the point. Your question can't separate systemic cultural sexism and socialisation from biology. It's an issue of experimental design.

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do you think that men dominating every scientific and creative field is mostly social or mostly biological?
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Personally I know a lot of girls who are incredibly witty and genuinely hilarious but it seems like there aren't many female comedians or characters in the media today who are genuinely funny. It's very male dominated.

Okay there are a few top notch female comedians out there like Sandi Toksvig, Dawn French and Susan Calman (whisper *miranda hart*) but for the most part many of the best comedians are all men and many of the women tend to focus on shallow generically 'female' topics like husbands and shoes which have very little depth.

Maybe its because the media only portrays (or 'encourages'/'promotes' in terms of comedians) this one stereotypical female personality which doesn't lend itself to hilarity and which all females supposedly share.
Or perhaps the observation that 'men are funnier than women' is indeed fact and it has something to do with evolution.
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Men and Women can be funny equally, but while most men tend to be funnier in public, most women don't, because apparently being a funny woman can be a turn off, while for guys it's a turn on.
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Men are. Women have to be drunk to be funny and even then, they're not.
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perhaps this argument is invalid, after all surely humour is subjective?

But then again I think there is a general consensus among most people on what is considered to be funny.
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(Original post by mimi112)
do you think that men dominating every scientific and creative field is mostly social or mostly biological?
What do you mean by dominate? That there are more men in those fields? Almost entirely social. Take biology for example; we know there is no difference in attainment between the sexes but women are lost steadily through career progression due to issues like poor flexibility with regards to childcare and maternity leave, biased candidate selection in job applications (e.g. we know that if you send the same CV out and only change the name from obviously male to obviously female then the male CV gets significantly more interviews) and journal publications (similar to the CV situation but instead submissions to scientific journals are more likely to be accepted if the author is identifiably male). This results in fewer senior positions in biology being held by women, despite the same standard of work and similar career achievements and progress compared to men. Certainly the women that make it through these barriers are no less capable than their male colleagues and many of the leading names in every biological field are women. With the recognition of these problems things are slowly changing, however. Generally, people who think men are inherently better at science have never worked in scientific research and are speaking out of their arse.
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I generally find men funnier because i get what their talking about. I don't understand women's issues enough to get all their jokes.

That said, both can be funny.
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(Original post by mimi112)
'' 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 .
I'm not being serious; men and women have always and will always have banter between each other. I'm just contributing to that XD.
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QI line up- Alan Davies, David Mitchell, Reginald D Hunter, Jo Brand. Whose the week link there?
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(Original post by The_Duck)
I generally find men funnier because i get what their talking about. I don't understand women's issues enough to get all their jokes.

That said, both can be funny.
I think this is crucial to understanding the poll results - given the number of tv programes and films that fail to pass the Bechdel test it's no surprise that culture and humour is skewed towards mens experiences and issues.

(although personally the people who make me laugh day to day are mainly women - but they're women I know in meat space or online rather than women with high public profiles)
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I think this is crucial to understanding the poll results - given the number of tv programes and films that fail to pass the Bechdel test it's no surprise that culture and humour is skewed towards mens experiences and issues.

(although personally the people who make me laugh day to day are mainly women - but they're women I know in meat space or online rather than women with high public profiles)
if most people (men and women) wanted to see more women comedians or more movies that pass the Bechdel test the market would reflect it. they don't. why is it so damn hard to admit men might be better at something and not every single difference is a social construct?

poll at 107-1 and not one woman voted for the sisterhood. even saddam would've struggled to get this kind of numbers.
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(Original post by mimi112)
if most people (men and women) wanted to see more women comedians or more movies that pass the Bechdel test the market would reflect it. they don't. why is it so damn hard to admit men might be better at something and not every single difference is a social construct?

poll at 107-1 and not one woman voted for the sisterhood. even saddam would've struggled to get this kind of numbers.
Are you actually interested in a discussion about humour and gender?

Because you seem to respond to every thoughtful post on the thread with "haha look at the poll women aren't funny".

The most interesting thing I get from your poll is how skewed the demographic is within this forum.
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Are you actually interested in a discussion about humour and gender?

Because you seem to respond to every thoughtful post on the thread with "haha look at the poll women aren't funny".

The most interesting thing I get from your poll is how skewed the demographic is within this forum.
That they don't have an option for "men and women are as funny as each other other" may have skewed the numbers voting. I suspect fewer women were willing to vote "men are more funny than women" so they didn't vote at all.
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You know men are funnier when even women are saying men are funnier. Men are funnier. Far funnier. Far far funnier.
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Men, I have to admit.
Yes, Boris was very funny to laugh at on Have i got news for you lol
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As a woman, I really hate listening to female comics as the only thing they make jokes about are men, sex and weight loss. If I wanted that I would read a cosmo magazine. The only female comic I can stand is Miranda as her comedy is universal with people laughing at her rather than diverted to another person or group of people.
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Men. The only funny women I can think of are Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French
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Men. female comedians are utterly cringeworthy
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Very few women are funny. I have not seen a female comedian who I actually found amusing, not even one.

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true dat!
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