Change that social group from women to basically any other stereotype, and it becomes incredibly offensive.
"Black people should stay in prison."
"Old people should stay in bed, in a puddle of their own urine"
"Mexicans should just stay in their yard, wearing sombreros and eating tacos"
Are we all laughing now?? Because I'm not. Please, don't think that I'm a humourless person, or massively uptight. I'm really not. I like a good laugh as much as the next person- but this is almost as unfunny and tired out as the classic "My dog has no nose" joke- but with added offensive stereotyping.
I propose that we take women out of the kitchen, and find a new joke. Because really, we've killed this one, and it wasn't funny in the first place.
Comment if you agree with me or not- maybe I'm wrong, and I should just relax about all this ironic sexist humour. Anyway, I always love hearing your opinions, because my readers are a pretty smart bunch, so comment below!
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