Perhaps you’ve heard of the 8th grade girl’s recent (and successful) petition to Hasbro to make a “gender-neutral” Easy Bake Oven so her younger brother can use it without being embarrassed by its sparkly pinkness. Yay for busting gender stereotypes!
However, I can’t help but being surprised that such an obvious gender stereotype still exists. Another hoary old bit of sexist horrible-ness is “Women aren’t funny.” It’s an idea bandied about in the media occasionally, usually by men who – surprising! – aren’t particularly funny themselves. (Adam Carolla, I’m looking at you.)