There's an interesting article that puts forth that sexist jokes are in fact harmfull. http://freethoughtblogs.com/brutereason/2013/05/01/does-sexist-humor-matter-a-review-of-the-research/
or if you'd rather in the words of the huffington posts "Only problem is, harm was meant by it, because sexist jokes are not funny -- they're hostile" link
And this is a staple of feminist thought. That sexist jokes are harmful so what is up with the jokes propagated by the feminist movement such as #killallmen or the coffee cups marked "men's tears" these are not only hostile, but knowingly and intentionally so.
see http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2014/08/08/ironic_misandry_why_feminists_joke_about_drinking_male_tears_and_banning.html as an example.
I'm interested in the Feminists oppinions here. Is it okay for girls to tell sexist jokes but not men or is it wrong, and if it is why is it so prevelant in the feminist comunity?
Are sexist jokes funny?
What Girls Said 7
Offensive jokes are the best jokes 😂😂 but thay being said my sense of humour isn't the greatest and not everyone understands it hahah2
no NOT TO ME!1
Just use the joke around people who you know are open minded. Don't use sexist jokes with strangers.1
I find most jokes funny, whether they be racist, sexist, even a bit of tasteless humor.1
I do not think most are funny. Or maybe they were the first 10 million times but most jokes are overplayed and worn out and serve no purpose but to hurt. Didn't read your articles but came across this video the other day
the message basically being that language IS powerful and the way men learn to talk about women determines how they treat them. And similarly the girls learn how to expect to be treated
And I do agree often those jokes aren't really meant as jokes, a lot of those guys believe it. And frankly I'm tired of being told I should learn to take a joke when I'm angry about the fact that a bunch of guys commented "get back the kitchen" and "make me sandwich" under a girls post that was running for student union.
And of course it shouldn't be on sided0
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Yes why not? As long as it's a joke..2
What Guys Said 23
Yeah they can be funny. People just can't take a joke1
Many within the feminist movement - the hostile women who get labelled as feminazis, the ones who tend to be most vociferous - are not interested in gender equality. They are interest in female suoeriority which they seek by both elevating females and denigrating males. All that they say can be discounted as merely being the result of their only partially disguised hostilities towards men.1
"There's no such thing as an appropriate joke. That's why it is a joke." -Michael Scott
He's wiser than any politically correct asshole will ever be.3
I think sexists jokes against both men and women, are funny if meant as a joke, not saying something offensive and then try to avoid complains by saying "it's a joke", like the "kill all men" is clearly not a joke, they just said it was because they gotta keep the "we're about equality" mask.
Dark humor is the best when it's meant as a joke, like I said before, but don't try to use "it's a joke" to get away with offensive comments, like many people try to do.1
People (especially women) don't seem to get that it's just a joke. It's not a statement of your political views, it's not a statement about your beliefs, it's a joke.
Half the fun of saying jokes is seeing people over-react I guess, but when people start forming 'groups' and start protesting people/companies/whatever over jokes it becomes a problem. That one joke photo with the women's mouths taped and "World Peace" on the white board isn't going to motivate gov't officials to remove women's rights to free speech, the right to vote, and other rights they've achieved.1
I've learned that half the time they're not joking. Remember just because they try and say it in a humorous way doesn't mean they don't believe it. I've found most people to honestly believe the sexist jokes that come out of their mouth. However, when I know the person is joking they can be funny. Just ignore the hypocrits that say jokes that put their gender at the butt of the joke as sexist but then they do it to the other gender. They're just idiots.1
Sexist jokes are only funny because they're absurd.
No one would tell a woman to get back in the kitchen with any seriousness (speaking generally here guys, calm down), that's why we laugh, because it's ridiculous and plays on an outmoded way of thinking.
Also, there isn't a line you can put on comedy. Shouldn't Jim Norton have taught us that already?2
They can be funny but can go too far.
The "feminist" jokes you mentioned are just a case of childish "do as I say, not as I do" so the idiots that do that should just be ignored. They're looking for attention.1
Offensive jokes are my favorite type of jokes. Sexist, racist and just about every other type of ist there is.1
Sexist jokes, pedo jokes, crippled jokes, rape jokes. I am all set and done for them. Bring it on.2
all jokes can be funny. people just need to not be soft.2
i think the line is drawn when it comes to making a joke out of rape because it's currently so prevalent but other than that they are mainly ok with it if they know you're joking1
everything is funny, if you can laugh about it xD1
I'd make a sexist joke here but I dont wanna disturb their period rage more lol1
Some are, some aren't. Jokes are jokes.1
OFFENSIVE JOKES ARE AWESOME!
Why did "god" invent yeast infections? So women would find out what it's like living with an irritating cunt! :D1
Most of the time they're kinda dumb. I've never taken serious offence to a sexist joke either. However the only two sexist jokes I ever laughed at are:
-Girls are like lava lamps; they're fun too look at but they aren't too bright
-Guys are like government bonds; they take forever to mature0
Of course they're funny, all jokes are funny. People are just too soft skinned these days1
Oh... a message to the main...1
Funny to someone else, might not be funny to you. Scales on how open minded you can be to remember the fact that at the end of the day, it's just a joke.0
Funny Jokes are funny.
That is the point of a Joke.0
If you're not wound to tightly, then yes, they can be hilarious!!0
Offensive jokes are funny so of course.1
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