- Mar 1, 2010
Sexism is prejudice or gender discrimination. An opinion can be sexist, but I will not accept this one to be that. If I said women are not funny and they should not get the vote...that'd be sexist.JimB said:-snip-
Er...you do know the definition of sexism has nothing to do with explicit references to a person's generative organs and secondary sexual characteristics, right? It's defined as attitudes or behaviors based on traditional stereotypes of sexual roles. So when you say one sex can accurately be stereotyped as less funny, that's the dictionary definition of sexism.tzimize said:I'm sorry guys, but in general women are just not funny. And that's not a sexist thing to say, I just don't find them very funny. It has nothing to do with their boobs and vaginas, but all to do with their sense of humor.
I personally find women to be less funny. Thats a personal preference based on my experience thus far in life. I'm not saying they cannot be, I'm just saying in general they are less funny than men. I dont find women to be worth less because of it, I just find them different that way. For all I know, women are the opposite way, and find men in general to be less funny than women. Men and women are different in many ways. Some are obvious, others are not. Some come down to a personal preference. Would you say a heterosexual person is sexist because he prefers naked people of the opposite sex? I believe not. Humor is the same. A preference.
Equality is about rights. About having the same possibilities. Women have the same opportunities as men to be funny, and for some people they might deliver. To me, they simply havent'.
For the record, I have a girlfriend, she is funny, and she also agrees with me.
Edit: Some things are stereotypical, but they can be true at the same time.
If I say that women are more interested in shoes than men, and its true, is that sexist? Disclaimer: I have no statistical evidence to back this up, but say that said evidence existed, would it still be sexist to say it?