Monday, November 05, 2007


Study: Sexist Humor is No Joke, from Live Science via Yahoo!

"We found that, upon exposure to sexist humor, men higher in sexism discriminated against women by allocating larger funding cuts to a women’s organization than they did to other organizations," [Psychologist Thomas Ford of Western Carolina University] said.

"We also found that, in the presence of sexist humor, participants believed the other participants would approve of the funding cuts to women’s organizations," he said. "We believe this shows that humorous disparagement creates the perception of a shared standard of tolerance of discrimination that may guide behavior when people believe others feel the same way."

They could have saved that money and had a conversation with me instead. Or better yet, just give me the money and read my blog. Where is "Western Carolina" anyway?


Stephanie said...
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Bianca Reagan said...

That baby needs a hug.