Wonder Twin Powers Activate! Form of… Thesis!


So I’m workin’ on the ol’ thesis. I’m citing a paper about working memory, theory of mind and humour and I just now paid attention to the non-primary authors in the study. The surnames are Uekermann, Channon, Winkel, Schlebusch and Daum.

The Schlebusch is what got me. Such good ol’-fashioned German names. Schlebusch!

Anyhoo, my thesis is starting to take a DANGEROUSLY FEMINIST slant. Could it possibly be that the Superiority Theory of Humour grew out of patriarchy? With a name like Superiority Theory of Humour, I would have thought it grew out of flower beds and little babies’ belly buttons.

Fortunately, I ran it by my supervisor today, and he told me to elaborate even more on that particular paragraph. Yay! Hopefully I can stop myself before I hand in a slightly-charred WonderBra with my paper. Thank goodness for electronic submission.


Comments 5

  1. jason wrote:

    Is it strange that I don’t find too many female stand-up comedians funny? Does this make me sexist? I hope not.

    Posted 25 Apr 2007 at 8:56 pm
  2. Eve wrote:

    Hmm, let me check my Feminist Rage Chart… Let’s see, on a scale of misogyny you are… worse than capping a woman’s salary, less than taking her job when she goes on maternity leave.

    Posted 26 Apr 2007 at 7:41 am
  3. an old man fashioning a kayak out of a log wrote:

    well, it certainly seems as if there are far less female comedians… but i would say a high percentage of them are hilarious. while they may not all be stand ups, some of the people i find funniest are female: stacey grenrock-woods, sarah silverman, nancy walls, tina fey… sure there are the joy behar’s of the world, but percentage wise, i’d say i dislike far more male comedians…

    Posted 27 Apr 2007 at 10:53 am
  4. Eve wrote:

    I imagine it’s the same deal as with female chess players; there have been rumblings that women aren’t as smart because there aren’t as many women as men in the higher levels, but the percentage of women reflects the general distribution among all levels, meaning that there’s just less women selecting to be professional chess players.

    Posted 27 Apr 2007 at 11:15 am
  5. Tavis wrote:

    Less women than men are selecting to be professional chess players?! Ahhhh so what you’re saying is that women ARE smarter than men.

    Posted 28 Apr 2007 at 12:59 pm