A male coworker just came up to my desk to discuss the Comedy Central Show @midnight (which I love!). This is our conversation verbatim.
  1. Him: "Have you ever seen that Midnight show on Comedy Central? It's my new nightly routine"
  2. Me: "Yes! I love that show!"
  3. Him: "Have you ever noticed the panel is usually all men? It seems like when it is, the jokes tend to be really sexist, like REALLY sexist. But once in a while they'll add a girl and when they do, it's way less sexist. But I've never seen them do a panel of all women and I don't know why? That's weird."
  4. Me: "...."
    This is where I almost interrupted him to tell him how impressed I was that he recognized that representation is a real issue in comedy and entertainment and honestly society in general, and why is something all-female considered niche but all-male is considered generic? And hey, have you ever heard of The Bechdel Test?
  5. Him: "Maybe it's because of their voices. I mean I know I can't listen to most women talk. Or sing. Like that Amy Schumer. WOOF. She's shrill."
  6. *loooooooooong pause*
  7. Him: "Not you though, you're usually fine."
  8. Me: "...."
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  10. Me: "...."
  11. 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄