(Major adversity, we smother in smoked meats.) Given three adjectives to describe me, most of my female friends would list “funny” as one of them.But I maybe make a man laugh once every other month.
It was a weighty subject, so occasionally she would inject a sarcastic comment about her own upbringing to lighten the mood.
In every single discipline, male professors were far more likely than female ones to be described as funny.“I thought, ‘maybe I’m not that funny,’” Mickes said. I have a great time with my female friends.”Mickes’s story triggered the familiar shot/chaser of recognition and unease in me.