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Girls aren't funny!
These past few years,I've noticed more and more,that girls are just not considered funny in the new age.
The media,all these movies and television sitcoms; women are not the funny characters,hardly ever.
There are indeed several exceptions,but I'm referring to the majority of this issue.
Okay,when a boy gets smacked upside the head with a boat oar,its usually laugh out loud hilarious.
However,when a female is knocked upside the noggin' in a humorous way,it gives off an extremely uncomfortable feeling.
Besides that fact that women are just not considered good for the 'goofy characters' these days,there is also this..
When a girl is discussing a boy she has an interest in,she may refer to him as the following..
'He's is such a cutie,he's so friendly. And man,is he funny!'
But,on the flipside,when a boy is talking about a female love interest,
'She's fine,man. Fuhh-inee. And man,that girl can make 'em laugh,she's so funny.'
No,this does not normally happen.
I'm somewhat shocked at what we as a society consider normal.Has anyone checked out the female:male ratios in recent history?
The boys are always the dominant and funny characters.Look at your favorite movies. And no,I'm not talking about the sisterhood of the traveling pants.
Movies like,The Sandlot,Ice Age,Up!
You know,the works. Look at the male:female ratios. A tad strange don't you think?
It is hilarious and perfectly acceptable to watch on television and in films as men run into walls,get beaten up by some bigger being,slip and fall on their faces,get smacked around,and just
beaten to pulps in humorous ways in general.
However,if you slip in a girl as the comical character,it isn't funny at all,and is deemed as simply unacceptable.
Its really quite noticable that women have taken the short end of the media stick here,for considered 'just the way these things are.'
I'm quite positive,at some end points in the media override,these imbalances have been recognized,but imagine how much hassle it would be
to change these things.
Maybe its the only way money will pour in,from these huge movie franchises.
Simply irritating if you ask my opinion.
I don't deem this acceptable at all.
I'm still,quite surprised that this is what our society has become used to,and this is what is considered 'normal.'
I don't know about you,but when I was little,even though being a girl,when me and my friends played Scooby-Doo,I was always Shaggy.
Think these things over.
You'd be surprised just how many rather strange things the media has turned 'normal' in the public eye.
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Tina Fey...one of the comedic masterminds of our time. She is brilliant.
Amy Poehler...Also great.
Both have a show on NBC, come out with atleast one movie a year, and currently write/appear on NBC frequenty.
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