“Men find funny women threatening.”

Maybe this is all a joke? I can’t believe that Christopher Hitchens is 100% serious. It takes an extreme ignorance to tell me that reproduction is the only thing I’m good for. It’s not often I read something and react outwardly, but I have never gasped harder reading this statement of his.

Getting through the first Hitchens article was difficult enough, but having to read his argument against Alessandra Stanley’s well-thought out rebuttal was the worst. I really couldn’t see his point in second article that apparently “proved he was right all along.” Most of the article threw in a series of quotes from his previous writing, and then then from Stanley’s article. I honestly tried to make a correlation between his quotes, and ones that he put in of hers, but the sequence just did not make sense. Where is his defense? These quotes don’t respond to her argument, or really anything at all. Clearly Hitchens was someone who wasn’t very comfortable with the idea of women being better than him at something.

Hitchens is not the type of guy who would not laugh at SNL’s Actress Round Table sketch. Kate McKinnon dominates every role she steps into, and I feel like Hitchen’s could never admit that. I do think there is a weird feeling that some guys get when watching a female comedian do well at her job. With the clip of DeAnne Smith we watched in class it was interesting to see guys in the audience tense up. Honestly dude why do you have to be like that? Seeing guys that don’t like it makes me all the more happier to see growing female representation comedy.


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