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Old 06-26-2009, 07:30 AM   #31
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Re: Not coping with the new sensei

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Mary Eastland wrote: View Post
Why does it make you snicker? Is sexism funny?
Since I had the same reaction as Nick:
Sexism as such is not funny, a mildly* sexist joke that is conscious of its own sexism can indeed be funny, especially in the context of a serious discussion about a teacher's bad moods that does not take the teacher's gender into account (and rightfully so).
[*] 'mildly' because it does refer to a stereotype, but does not imply female inferiority.
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