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.

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.

Women's humor preferences have changed.
By Health News Editor, June 18, 2007,
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.


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