Cynthia Willet: “On Humor: Feminist Makeovers from Sluts and Other Social Misfits” – April 5, 2017

Despite the perception that feminists lack a sense of humor, and that women along with other social misfits are the natural targets of laughter, women have long used comic tactics to subvert conventional norms.  This talk explores how the very concept of the comic alters once its natural targets become laughter’s central agents rather than its humiliated victims.


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