Why Women Aren't Funny

Be your gender what it may, you will certainly have heard the following from a female friend who is enumerating the charms of a new (male) squeeze: "He's really quite cute, and he's kind to my friends, and he knows all kinds of stuff, and he's so funny … " (If you yourself are a guy, and you know the man in question, you will often have said to yourself, "Funny? He wouldn't know a joke if it came served on a bed of lettuce with sauce bĂ©arnaise.") However, there is something that you absolutely never hear from a male friend who is hymning his latest (female) love interest: "She's a real honey, has a life of her own … [interlude for attributes that are none of your business] … and, man, does she ever make 'em laugh."

Now, why is this? Why is it the case?, I mean. Why are women, who have the whole male world at their mercy, not funny? Please do not pretend not to know what I am talking about.



Rebecca said...

I think most women are usually hysterical during those first days of passion (hormones or something) hence the irrational claim that the guy in question is funny. Believe me. The "he's soooo funny!" doesn't last. Seemingly hilarious belching and fart ignition soon loses its charm.... hmmm.... or maybe it's just the classy men I get to meet!

the crimson king said...

I find that women can sometimes be un-intentionally funny, but then usually I get kicked in the nuts for laughing at their expense :(

Christianlberg said...

you should state who the author of this work is.. its the, sadly late, Christopher Hitchens.