Elvira’s right, women in the kitchen jokes aren’t fun anymore. But I think she’s more angry about the fact that she finds them insulting rather than because they’ve lost the fun.
Me being a woman, I used to find those jokes funny. Now they’re just ooooold.
Is not that kitchen jokes are funny, it goes beyond that, it reminds men of history, how women have always been the inferior sex and the pitiful lives they try to emulate without the stove, the sink and all her related friends.
@JesusOnADinosaour – agreed. I’ve been making that point on here a few times. It’s just like “Your Mum”, “Dead Baby”, and “Blonde” jokes. They just get old, because they’re repetitive and people never come up with new material on them.
Women in the kitchen jokes might have pulled a laugh or two the first time, but then the same joke has been repeated a million times by 14 year old’s who would probably end up getting slapped on the ass by their mothers if they read their poor attempts at humor.
See HeSaidWhat’s comment to see exactly why women in the kitchen jokes are blackholes of humor. Someone always thinks its funny to use some sort of boring and predictable comeback that involves a sandwich. I can see you put a lot of thought into that joke.
For the record, I’m not a woman, I’m just depressed that this is the kind of shit that passes for humor.
@Snip – lol. I’m not bothered by leaving my comments open to opinion. They can eventually lead to more humourous conversations. Basically, I’m leaving my cyber footprint of self-opinionated comments to this site. Nothing to take seriously if you’d rather not. I’m just putting my point out there for others to add on to.
Started out shit (I hope Cameron and Nathaniel die) but the last ones were funny.
SERIOUSLY. Fuck whether or not it’s sexist. Women in the kitchen/making sandwich jokes are SO. FUCKING. OLD. Ooh, why not make a joke about George Bush being stupid, or Michael Jackson liking little kids? Oh, if you want something to get humour out of, I hear Heather Mills only has one leg.
I like Bradford despite his pompous name. I wouldn’t mind having him as a friend on facebook.
And as for farmville, yeah at one point I could say 75% of my feed had that shit all over it. I have some very boring friends.
I fixed it though, blocked that fucker of an application, and joined the group “I hate farmville” to make my stand very clear.
All good now.
i like “hobos” over “tramps” – terminology wise that is. “tramp” just doesn’t sound as pleasing to the ears as “hobo” does. Not that my opinion should sway anyone.
Although the gist of the kitchen/women jokes have not changed (i.e women being submissive, inferior, etc), sometimes the context and delivery gets a chuckle out of me. Depends on the creativity of the comedian or deliverer.
Ah! EmKitteh takes me back to the classical medieval times, when men were men and women scrubs, and if things got a little out of hand a smack in the nose and dinner was ready! Oh, and the odour was magnificent! Yes, good ol’ days.
1.I was presenting an example of the bad humor that everybody was talking about.
2. I agree with everything you have said simon.
3. I am not for downgrading women. I have empathy for the poor souls that do find my tasteless joke funny. Women have fought for years to be treated as our equal, just to be knocked back down by assholes, that society has imposed upon them to think that women belong in the kitchen and nowhere else.
4. My hat is off to the rest of you that realize that woman was taken from mans side to be our EQUAL, not to be above or below us.
I should of been more clear about this from the start.
Mans side? Do you know that at the times you are refering, man was not a gender-specific word. It means person, so i don’t know where are you getting your facts HeSaidWhat, but women since the beginning of times have always been equally treated as the same organism, divided in two parts that complement each other. Female and Male. Not man or woman.
Okay Franco, why don’t slow down for a second a re-read what I said. If you don’t believe in what I said then you are basically saying you don’t believe in the bible. If you were able to get off the internet long enough to read it, you would see that it does not refer to the sexes as male or female. But as man and woman.
Male: 1373, from O.Fr. masle (Fr. mâle), from L. masculus “masculine, male” (cf. Prov. mascle, Sp. macho, It. maschio), dim. of mas (gen. maris) “male person or animal, male.” Mechanical sense of “part of an instrument that penetrates another part” is from 1856.
Female: early 14c., from O.Fr. femelle, from M.L. femella “a female,” from L. femella “young female, girl,” dim. of femina “woman” (see feminine). Sense extended in V.L. from humans to female of other animals. Spelling altered late 14c. on mistaken parallel of male. Reference to sockets, etc., is from 1660s.
As you can see hear, the words male and female were nowhere near being said yet.
Also if you have no argument other than the exact words I said, then WHY IN THE HELL are you jumping into a totally different topic?
Oh, and can you please tell me what the fuck was so offensive about me saying woman and man, versus female and male?
@Franco, the reason why man was often used as a non-gender specific word was because women weren’t actually recognized. Why would they need words like ‘policeperson’ when it’s always going to be a policeMAN? Likewise, considering that women rarely owned property or positions of power, and on becoming married ceased to be a person and became property of their husband (even adopting their name and becoming Mrs John Smith), you can see why saying man to refer to a man also meant any person in general.
Now, obviously these are supposed to be harmless internet jokes, but in the real world they just don’t fly. Good luck charming a woman with your witty humor, or better luck getting it past the woman interviewing you for that job.