Lemme get right to it — I struggle when it comes to understanding funny.
My all-time favorite movie to quote from is this one. I once gave a college boyfriend one of these for Valentine’s Day. (Shoulda known he wasn’t The One when he was too confused to even manage a smirk.) As a kid, my favorite comic books weren’t written in English; and no, I didn’t read French at the time. Nothing has ever made me laugh harder — NOR WILL IT — than Greek gynecology.
My favorite joke goes like this:
Q: How many feminists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: That’s not funny.
[Also has a side benefit of outing undesirables, as in: people who hear that joke and immediately jump in with their own “feminists are just THE WORST, amirite?!!”-brand of humor. Pro-Tip, for that old high school chum I defriended faster than one can say Lucretia Mott: if I’m the one telling a joke on Facebook, it’s unlikely that the punchline actually means “liberated women are stooopid,” mmmkay?]
Back in the Dark Ages of my blogging career, otherwise known as “12½ months ago,” I briefly tried out a recurring feature called the (un)funny feminist: posts wherein I introduced you lovely people to my favorite feminist funnies. And today — finding myself in need of a giggle — I’m bringing it back!
So without further ado, allow me to present: MANFEELS PARK
Brainchild of Mo and Erin — who describe their creation as “an exercise in flogging a pun for all it’s worth” — Manfeels Park combines line-drawn portraits from Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice (as adapted by the BBC and starring Colin Firth as the Darciest Darcy who ever Darcy’ed) with “web commentary by hurt and confused men with Very Important Things To Explain, usually to women.”
Also not to be missed: Manfeels Park Bingo Card!
[Bonus Regency Humor: Hark, a vagrant wonders what Jane Austen would think of some of her crazier fans, now that she has fans.]
And now, let’s admire that Darcy’ing just a bit more, shall we?
Got any feminist humor favorites of your own to share or recommend?
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Previous installments of the (un)funny feminist presents: