In her feminist humor talk, Regina ‘Gina’ Barreca explains the differences in humor between men and women. Women do not tell jokes, they tell stories. She believes these differences will become more exaggerated in the future as women take increasing control over themselves.
She passionately explains women do not need to change their bodies or the way they live their lives to fit into their clothes or to be funny. Rather than imitating men, women should find their own way to be comedic. She notes the way women laugh and speak is different depending on if they are around men or fellow women in her feminist humor talk. She especially notes how her female students post statements in the form of a question. She claims comedy for women is about breaking boundaries and taking control.
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The Regina Barreca talk focuses on the differences in humor between men and women. The comedian...