They Used to Call Me Snow White . . . But I Drifted
Women's Strategic Use of Humor
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: University Press of New England
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...honest, deserves to be first on the list of thanks. The comedians also be first: Mary Davis, Natalie Becker, Pamela West, Lynette have been relentlessly honest and riotously entertaining, and to ing another soul, since I would have lacked the courage to write this book but for her encouragement, affection, and inspiration; ...
Snow White Grows Up
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...twenty years, women’s autonomy and visibility have increased. fined as the ability not to have to please, surely the wider avail-ability, visibility, and diversity of women’s humor over the past known for her smile but not for her quick wit, was the “face” body and told the 2009 graduation class at Tulane, “Life is like ...
1. Getting It: Strategies for Recognizing and Using Gender Differences in Humor
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...really dirty, because the couples were already married. The ideaHer answer: "Playing baseball." His answer: "Playing the field."ball, nobody laughed. Agreement was cute, sweet, nice, but cute,were terrifically entertaining. They didn't fit. They never wouldtree, or the duck was flying upside down. I stared at the television...
2. Do Good Girls Laugh with Their Mouths Open?: Why Making a Joke Is Like Making a Pass
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...isn't surprising is that the producers made sure the song prefacedher eyelashes and tilted her head while listening to someone elseacteristic of the Good Girl. Patty was the fast talker who oftenlistening carefully, a sure sign of the Bad Girl. Cathy listenedto classical music, and Patty's father would sigh and say "I hope...
3. Putting a Punch in Your Punch Line: Strategies for Dealing with Aggressive Humor
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...joke," what he is really saying, according to Joanna Russ, is '7and get away with it—a carte blanche for bad taste or hostility,a sort of "007" for offensive behavior. One thing is clear: veryissues, which is the reason it is important to see their social andhave for so long been told they themselves can't laugh at a good...
4. The Laughter in the Kitchen: Growing Up Female and Funny
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...children, and their neighbors. By the time the veal cutlets wereholding her sides, the shiny material of her black dress stretchedsnooty salesgirl at A&S, with her facility for reproducing everybeing a silent laugher all her life, unable to stop herself fromupstairs and we sat down with the men, all the laughing stopped....
5. Laughing All the Way to the Bank: Humor and Strategies for Success
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...be taken seriously, she must be serious at all times. 2) Businessis witty or amusing. The language of business is deadly serious."expect to be told to 'get down to business,' that is, be serious."the rules, erasing her own intuition and perspective in order tothings" could—the other things being "fat, profanity, too little...
6. "It's Hard to Be Funny When You Have to Be Clean": Sexual Differences in Humor Appreciation/ Differences in Sexual Humor Appreciation
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Sylvia is, of course, in the bathtub, her hair wrapped in a turban;the perpetual cigarette dangles from her lips as she hits the keys,the bathtub. Sylvia, that mistress of logic, has devised a quiz tofor the results. By taking the differences in humor as a definitionof gender, Hollander exaggerates but nevertheless illustrates the...
7. How Many Feminists Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb? Power, Politics, and Women's Humor
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...in my favor socially, how could I lose? I'd dated in high schooland although I wasn't exactly Miss Budweiser, I figured I'd haveof theirs "power-boot" (the local vernacular for "projectile vom-iting"), and I realized that the social situation was not what Ihe'd be taunted by his pals, who would yell in beery bass voices...
8. She Who Laughs, Lasts: The Importance of Defining and Using Our Own Humor
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...line. In several episodes of / Love Lucy, for example, Lucy triesto tell a joke but cannot keep the story straight. She needs Rickytrying" or use some other phrase that leaves out the funny part.nevertheless something interesting about this piece of so-calleddog from another, despite the fact that she started dating a man...
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Page Count: 264
Publication Year: 2013