Humorless Lesbians

Don Kulick

Abstract


This essay discusses how a sense of humor is distributed in society, focusing on the case of lesbians. Whereas gay men are often stereotyped as having sharp wit and sparkling humor, lesbians are stereotyped in the opposite way, as being leaden, unfunny and humorless. Why? How has such a stereotype arisen? Are lesbians really humorless or do lesbians, in fact, joke and laugh? What kinds of consequences follow from saying that an entire group of people lacks a sense of humor?


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