In her new book pretty funny women comedians and body politics linda mizejewski professor of womens gender and sexuality studies at the ohio state university in columbus rips apart the notion that there are no funny women and pours scorn on the idea that funny women should be judged only by their appearance pretty funny is very accessible for the non academic reader and is an . Pretty funny women comedians and body politics amazonde linda mizejewski fremdsprachige bucher. In her book pretty funny women comedians and body politics linda mizejewski begins by retracing these hoary assumptions and cultural biases arguing that the assumed pretty funny binary has nevertheless enabled female comics to engage in a transgressive comedy grounded in the female body its looks its race and sexuality and its relationships to ideal versions of femininity. Pretty funny women comedians and body politics by linda mizejewski austin university of texas press 2014 266 pp 5500 hardback isbn 978 0 292 75691 5. Pretty funny women and comedys body politics funniness prettiness and feminism in 2007 eminent journalist christopher hitchens published a widely circulated vanity fair essay called why women arent funny making the provocative argument that humor is more natural pervasive and highly developed in men than in women women dont need to be funny he claimed its not a trait men find
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