"Even when it doesn’t have to be, humor is understood to be an inherently gendered communication—and one that privileges a male worldview. If a woman doesn’t laugh at a man’s joke, it surely isn’t because the joke itself isn’t pants-peeingly funny; it’s that the woman isn’t equipped with enough of a sense of humor to appreciate it. And while women have always used humor as a means of bonding with each other—whether out of a conscious shared oppression or just because it’s fun—this humor has generally been regarded as too narrow to register within a male definition of comedy. Dick jokes are universal; childbearing jokes are not."
— Andi Zeisler, “Laugh Riot: Feminism and the Problem of Women’s Comedy,” Bitchfest (via brute-reason)
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"Just remember that sometimes, the way you think about a person isn’t the way they actually are."
— John Green, Paper Towns (via requiemfor-a-dream)
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"People say I love you all the time - when they say, ‘take an umbrella, it’s raining,’ or ‘hurry back,’ or even ‘watch out, you’ll break your neck.’ There are hundreds of ways of wording it - you just have to listen for it, my dear."
— The Curious Savage (John Patrick)
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