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Fearless, Funny & F*ed-Up: The Web's Humor Gap

Women aren't funny. Especially on the Internet. Wait – what!? Saying women aren't funny might be a good way to troll for Internet clicks (take Christopher Hitchens' famous Esquire essay Why Women Aren't Funny) but it couldn't be farther from the truth – especially when women are just starting to find their true voices and audiences online to very funny effect. Publishing legend Jane Pratt, founder of Sassy and Jane magazines and now xoJane.com, has assembled an irresistible, irreverent and hilarious collection of some of the feistiest and most entertaining women in the world for this unforgettable and NSFW SXSW session. Join them as they talk about what makes women laugh (it's not just Dick in a Box, although that's a good one), why social media has changed our ideas about what it's okay to (over)share, and where the funniest material comes from in the Internet Age. Q&A from the audience to follow. If you want to know what makes women laugh (and click) you don't want to miss it.

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Questions Answered

  1. Why does the stereotype persist that women can’t be funny - especially on the Web?
  2. What do women really find funny on the Web?
  3. Why has social media has changed our ideas about what it’s ok to share?
  4. Where do women go to share their funniest stuff?
  5. Who are the most hilarious women on the Web?

Speakers

Organizer

Michelle Panzer Say Media


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