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It bothers me that women do more of the domestic thought than men ("Fadmin" as Angela Mollard called it in the Sunday magazine yesterday).
It bothers me that working Mums have to have more sick days than their husbands when the children are unable to attend school/daycare.
And it really bothers me to be exposed to sexist jokes.
We went to see Billy Connolly on Saturday night with some friends. I can't say I have ever been a big fan of the Scotsman, but I thought that it would be interesting to see such a big-name comic doing his thing. I was also excited to be ticking another thing off my 52in52 list!
It took me a little while to acclimatise to his show. I don't know if it was the black and white stripey pants he wore or the fact that he kept pacing backwards and forwards along the stage or the fact that a man the same age as my father used more 'f' bombs than you would hear in a high school playground?
Whatever it was, I was feeling pretty uncomfortable initially. I got past the culture shock though and his fart jokes and slap-stick humour was kind of funny for a bit. And then he lost me again.
Was it the part where he was talking about an ex-teacher he had who he called an 'f*n b!tch' repeatedly and loudly?
Or the bit where he inferred that all women are hand-brakes to their husbands who were subsequently feeling repressed and irritated?
Or perhaps there were just too many pelvic thrusts aimed at women to shut them up "Take that b!tch" style?.
But I don't want to unfairly review him. There was some balance to all his misogynist jokes. He had a go at other groups too. Disabled people. Tick. Children. Tick. Homosexuals. Tick.
But funnily, there wasn't one derogatory joke that involved a man (that I noticed).
I don't want to come across all P.C. but I don't think Billy's show would have lost anything if he'd just left those uncomfortable bits out. In fact, Billy's show would have gained something. A bit of class.
What do you think about sexist jokes? Are we too sensitive these days?
*I stole that line from someone in a book I read recently. I can't quite remember from whom but I loved it.