Originally posted by herb slocomb: (women can be catty). Or maybe some of the women are laughing because its expected of them having been raised in a culture that supports stereotypes. I've had woman who have liked me that have laughed at any damm thing I said if they thought I was trying to joke (I realize I've left myself wide open here, but I'm brave). Laughing, its a woman thing, they don't know what their doing. They may not even be aware of how they are supporting the stereotype and how it creates/perpetuates a social climate that is not in their best interest.
No kidding I could say the same thing about some men. [ July 25, 2003: Message edited by: Marilyn de Queiroz ]
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Laughing, its a woman thing, they don't know what their doing.
Aha! You hypocrite! There you go sterotyping women you sexist!
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Joined: Jan 31, 2003
Did Jesus tell Blonde jokes? Did Buddha?
How many blondes do you think there were in Asia at the turn of the common era? One thing Jesus was really good at was using the hypocrisy of the elite (politically correct) to show them for the fools they were/are.
This has to be one of the most dumb-ass arguments I have ever heard in my life! Fighting over whether blonde jokes oppress women? I don't think those who would oppress women need blonde jokes to turn them into oppressors. If you are really concerned about the oppression of women I would turn myself towards the Middle East instead of worrying about a couple of lame jokes on a computer language web site. :roll:
I'm not blonde. I think that some "dumb blonde" jokes are funny and some aren't. I think that some blonde women act dumb and some don't. I think that many dumb blonde blonde jokes could just as easily be Pollack jokes or Irish jokes. "How many xxx's does it take to change a lightbulb?".
From Herb: Laughing, its a woman thing, they don't know what their doing. Well, now I am guessing he is just having us all on the whole time. Surely he wouldn't make a fuss about stereotyping women as dumb, and then say something as stupid as the above, unless he were just playing with us the whole time for the sport of it. So I'll assume that and it's appropriate in meaningless drivel to just have fun with us for the controversy cheers, Kathy 100% natural blonde (and perpetrator of more than my share of blonde jokes...) If you want to learn java, dive in�Head First -Scott McNealy (And if I'm interpreting what Thomas said correctly... than I must agree. When it comes to the 'oppression of women', don't you have much, much bigger fish to fry than blonde jokes? ) In all my life -- I have yet to encounter a blonde who didn't get a kick out of them. We want more!! Thank-you Paul for keeping up the true spirit of javaranch [ July 25, 2003: Message edited by: Kathy Sierra ]
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Actually, it just hit me -- this is perhaps the first time in my life that I've ever been close to personally offended by sexism. And by sexism, I mean the notion that men have to rescue us poor blondes from... wait for it... really funny jokes! We, in the 'blonde community', prefer to speak for ourselves, thank you very much. And I believe Cindy and I (the blonde-americans here) have spoken But we do appreciate the gesture of attempting to intervene on our poor blonde behalf. God knows what a setback to women this topic has been. However will we survive it? cheers, Kathy "couldn't-be-blonder" Sierra