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Feminist humour (is not an oxymoron)

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ReallyFuckingFedUp Fri 06-Jun-14 10:27:48

(thought I'd get it in there before anyone else does)

So, any recommendations on comedians of feministy bent

calmet Tue 10-Jun-14 02:14:02

There was a woman who won the comdeian award at the last Edinburgh Festival Fringe. I read she did a feminist routine. Can't remember her name, but it should be easy to find.

kim147 Tue 10-Jun-14 08:08:41

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mileycyrusvirus Thu 12-Jun-14 13:39:28

I'm not sure what is meant by feminist humour. Do you mean humour that is not misogynistic?

ReallyFuckingFedUp Thu 12-Jun-14 14:20:19

I actually downloaded her radio 4 show, it was very good.

Kind of miley, but something that does actually have a genuinely feminist bent would be quite nice too.

ICanHearYou Thu 12-Jun-14 14:22:28

not really comedy but an amazing feminist poet here

mileycyrusvirus Thu 12-Jun-14 14:28:13

thanks thanks

ReallyFuckingFedUp Thu 12-Jun-14 14:41:21

Oh that's good, I really like her video about bf

minipie Thu 12-Jun-14 14:56:37

Jacky Fleming

I looove her

WildEyedAndHairier Thu 12-Jun-14 15:00:42

Nadia Kamil? Only seen her feminist burlesque routine so far

She has appeared with Bridget Christie and Mary Bourke so going to have a look for more of their stuff. Thought this was interesting:

ReallyFuckingFedUp Thu 12-Jun-14 17:15:37

I like those cartoons mini smile

wildeyed Fabulous! I never thought I'd see "male gaze" used as a punchline! She was brilliant. grin

Minnieisthedevilmouse Thu 12-Jun-14 17:19:55

Dunno bit I saw a YouTube on what Let It Go from Frozen might sound like if sung by a sahm. Depressingly accurate but quite amusing

bubblegun Thu 12-Jun-14 17:23:40

Margaret cho, janeane garofalo. Both American and quite olden days now.

ReallyFuckingFedUp Thu 12-Jun-14 17:51:23

He cites an example of comedian Benjamin Crellin who tells a joke about dropping a nuclear bomb on Korea in a computer game.

"He takes a flame thrower to all these civilians. And the audience is cracking up, because he's doing all the faces and the gestures of being on the Playstation.

"And then - knowing this debate and how ridiculous it is - he says "argh, where's the rape button? Come on, gotta rape 'em".

"And it goes silent, absolutely silent, every time. And he looks up and just asks the question: hang on, it's alright to take a flame thrower to a bunch of people or drop a nuclear bomb on Korea? We can laugh at mass, holocaustic murder.

"But as soon as you mention rape, even in the context of it being simulated on a computer game, people are stuck.

From your article, what a twat. He genuinely can't see that 1 ut of 4 of his audience haven't personally been attacked by a flame thrower, and there is the difference.

PamBagnallsGotACollage Thu 12-Jun-14 20:32:43

Just looked on Jacky Fleming's website and looked through the postcards. Most were hilarious but I hate the whole, 'oh men! They never doing any cleaning.' I know for some, this is an actual problem and that some men don't bother cleaning or think they should. But, the message in the postcards on the topic seemed to be that men don't notice cleaning needs doing, bloody idiots. It seems to me to be an extension of stereotyping the behaviour of men through humour such as the bloody awful 'little monkey'', 'I'm a boy therefore I am cheeky and naughty' type t-shirts I come across when shopping for my toddler. It puts the idea out there that this is what boys and men are all like, this is what we should expect of them.

I just want to shout: It's not all men!

It makes me cross. Yes, some men are like that (so are some women) but these sorts of jokes perpetuate stereotypes and I can't see that that is helpful.

minipie Thu 12-Jun-14 21:45:51

yep Pam - those ones stood out to me too, as not really fitting with her others.

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