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Sun Jul 15, 2012, 06:33 PM

5. After reading william's Op (which I'm sorry to see he's deleted)

 

I'm rethinking the concept of "double standard".

Gender stereotypes and biases come in bookends.

Men are aggressive and violent therefore women are passive victims, etc.

So jokes that conventional wisdom hold to be both horrible and unacceptable (yet ubiquitous) are countered by equally horrible jokes in the name of "fairness" or "if it's good for the goose..."

In that way, it's not really a double standard, it's punishment and justice. Lorena Bobbit jokes are the punishment rendered onto men because of... whatever. It's not really that some kinds of things are okay, it's that some kinds of hurtful things are subject to justice rationalizationt, it's justifed because the targets deserve it.

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