Sunday, 8 April 2012
The Gender Wars Continue....
My WIP What Women Don't Want is very much about gender, so at the moment I'm on a bit of a feminist crusade. In my previous post I talked about the debate over women and comedy that has literally been going on for centuries. Seems that it's okay to speculate about women's comic abilities (or lack of) until the cows come home, with many men agreeing that women just aren't that funny, but dare to suggest that men might have some innate and less than flattering qualities and look out!
This tongue-in-cheek article about men's texting habits by Annabel Crabb is an absolute corker, but what is really revealing are the comments from men that follow. Seems the boys don't like it much when the shoe is on the other foot. What is ironically lacking in most of the men's responses is a sense of humor and the ability to have the "piss taken out" of them. Funny, because according to the previous responses on women and comedy, it was the ability to "bag others" and "be bagged" that made men superior in the realm of comedy to women, who are far too sensitive to be really funny.
Here's my favourite quote from the article:
When David Beckham was busted in 2004 for having an affair with his personal assistant Rebecca Loos, thus launching his career as a philanderer and hers as a serial reality-TV contestant, it took about five minutes for the pair's intimate text messages to be extracted at length in London's tabloids.
I will never forget the moment when, scanning such a list of messages, my eye was drawn to one in particular, in which Golden Balls exhorted his illicit lady love to ''remember what I done to you when you was face down''
What a way with words the man has! It's almost worthy of Shakespeare.
Read the full article here and prepare to be very amused.