This article originally appeared on Hoyden About Town.
In collaboration with Hoydenizens and others, a bingo card for arguments in defence of sexist jokes, specifically, the variants on “but it was FUNNY”.
Text version at bottom of post.
- the catch-all “it’s just a joke”
- “why the fuss? it was one itty bitty teeny weeny joke!”
- “you don’t understand my culture at all”
Don’t forget your bingo basics, that is: “One only gets to yell BINGO! if somebody on the internet is advancing an assortment of those arguments simultaneously.” Sometimes, for extra Internet points, you might be able to play (‘ware, porn images) porny presentation bingo or general anti-feminism bingos I and/or II simultaneously.
You can use this bingo card under Creative Commons Zero, that is, public domain (without credit and freely modifiable). Here’s the SVG. There’s a version at the Buzzword Bingo generator that randomises the square placements and uses full sentences, if you are so inclined.
This bingo does assume a male joke-teller, the management acknowledges that it is not only men who tell sexist jokes.
|sorry, but I found it funny
|take it as a compliment
|wasn’t even sexual
|he’s not used to women
|so cute when you’re angry
|actually at men’s expense
|heard a woman tell it once
|edgy satire of our PC society
|you heard it out of context
|your complaint is what’s sexist
|you seem very uptight about sex
|FREE SQUARE: LOL
|wasn’t meant that way
|my wife thought it was hilarious
|works when I’m with friends
|just his way
|I’m offended by your complaint
|you’d tell it about a man
|attracted attention to his message
|you enjoy being offended
|absolutely no sense of humour
|I found it funny and I’m a woman
|acceptable on TV