I-wuh, wha? *blinks* Uh, where am I? Bluh...
Are we necroing this thread now?
All I did in that previous post there was to point out that michael87cn was pulling that claim out of his ass. I'm not saying I know women are worse at comedy than men are, I'm saying they might be, and that reverting the theory by saying "double x-chromosomes don't prevent you from being funny" as if it is the most obvious thing in the world, with absolutely no basis in studies is utter bullshit.
The supposed equality of the sexes has become a ridiculous dogma in today's society, and people need to accept that yes: there are differences between men and women other than 'women have tits, men have dicks'.
Here are some studies that prove there are differences in the male and female brains (courtesy of Generic Gamer):
Sorry if I come across as annoyed. I'm just being slightly blunt since I'm not in the mood for this discussion right now. If you want to know about my stance on the matter, go read through the rest of the thread. I seem to have made quite a few posts.
All I'm saying is: I've never seen a female stand-up comedian that I've thought was funny. To me, that's a sign that there might be some difference between the sexes here.
Read what I said to Generic Gamer. These are based on images of the brain, a developed adult brain, already trained and conditioned by society. And they come to us courtesy of neurology, to be sure, in its infancy compared to absolutely every other medical practice.
I might also point out that the both of you are turning a truly funny thread, in which I'm discovering new comedic talent, into a decidedly UN-funny thread.
"The supposed equality of the sexes has become a ridiculous dogma in today's society."
Hold on a sec.
OK, and we're back. I'm going to address this sentence's problems one by one.
1. The sexes are equal. There's no real way (or reason) to compare the value of men in general vs. women in general. The criteria cannot be agreed upon, and no sane functioning member of society who knows how to get laid wants to eject the whole of the opposite sex.
2. The definition of equality. I like mine. What's yours? To me it doesn't HAVE to mean we're all equally great at everything. Is that what you think? 'Cos it sounds like it is. If so, why argue against something that no one believes anyway?
3. A ridiculous dogma in today's society? Where do you live? I never hear political and religious leaders touting the absence of disparity between skillsets of masculine and feminine persons and demonizing all who disagree as the apostate. In fact, quite the opposite is true. A nurse who'd just met me asked me when I was going to see Transformers II. Not if I was interested, not what I thought about it, WHEN I would be seeing it. I explained that I don't as a general rule watch garbage. She responded, please, you's a guy, you know you all like watchin' shit blow up."
"All I'm saying is: I've never seen a female stand-up comedian that I've thought was funny. To me, that's a sign that there might be some difference between the sexes here."
Yes. Thank you. I was meaning to bring this up as well. Everyone who loves the stand-up of Larry the Cable guy, raise your hands. OK, drop em. Now, everyone who loves David Cross, raise those hands. Larry fans, just keep on scratchin' your heads. 'Kay. Got it.
A lot of people watch stand up comedians, especially those who venture into socio-political territory (in other words: the INTERESTING ones), in the same way as they listen to pundits. The go to the guy (or girl-oh shit, are those people carrying torches?) who gives them the Hell, yeah!
feeling. Personally, while I do enjoy hearing someone I admire say something similar to something I
say, I listen to both comedy and political commentary to find something different, be it a point of view or a laugh. Apparently, not everyone does this. They want to hear the comic who only reaffirms what they already, loudly, vocally believe in. They don't want to hear someone who pulls the rug back and says, look at this!