Gender Humor


 
 
Sexist Humor No Laughing Matter, Researcher Says.
Newswire November 2, 2007.
A research project led by a Western Carolina University psychology professor indicates that jokes about blondes and women drivers are not just harmless fun and games; instead, exposure to sexist humor can lead to toleration of hostile feelings and discrimination against women.

http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/535074/


The Laugh Gap Explained.
By John Tieney, March 16, 2007. The New York Times.
Even if men do most of the joke-telling, that in itself doesn't explain the Laugh Gap, because Professor Provine's research also shows that most laughter isn't prompted by conscious attempts at humor.

http://tierneylab.blogs.nytimes.com


Women's humor preferences have changed.
By Health News Editor, June 18, 2007, Earthtimes.org
However, among the participants between 18 to 25 years old, the trend was different - men laughed more at jokes degrading to women and rejected those degrading to men, but women laughed more at jokes degrading to men and rejected those degrading to women.

www.earthtimes.org


   

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