By Julian the Apostate
Julian the Apostate, the final pagan emperor of Rome, wrote opposed to the Galileans as a feedback of Christianity.
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Many men get uneasy when they're not included in something. Professor Emily Toth of Pennsylvania State University tells a story illustrating this point concerning her book The Curse: A Cultural History of Menstruation. She and her collaborators did the talk-show circuit to promote the book. " he demanded. Give equal time to men in a book on menstruation? " Of course, women have until very recently occupied just such a "sideshow" position. Men want to know that they're not missing the good part, that the material isn't being cut or changed before they get a chance to see it.
If men cannot understand your humor, then they cannot dislike you for using it. If it is disguised in such a way that it acts as a sort of secret code that other women can understand but so that it remains hidden from men, then you don't have to risk being thought unfeminine or labeled a Bad Girl. It is probably fair to say that, in 1970, when the girls on The Dating Game gave their straight-faced replies, they were more wary than daring. But even those answers carried with them an air of possibility—you had to watch carefully to judge the nuance and texture of the line.
In 200 Cartoons sums it up as follows: “Humor is lunacy contained. Cartoonists easily create lunacy: It is their nature to push the envelope. If the situation itself is lunatic, we just reflect that, with embellishments. By seeing the foolishness, humorists show us ourselves by making us laugh. ” In other words, knowing that you’re not the only one experiencing something takes the misery out of commiseration: to laugh at something is to drain the fear out of it. That’s at least one reason suffering and humor, when shared, are both validated and validating.