Humorless Feminism: A Continuing Series

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Today’s “not funny” entry is this post at The Cheerful Oncologist:

Bad-tempered women ‘can blame it on genes’

Ever wonder why some women seem to be more ill-tempered than others? University of Pittsburgh researchers have found that behaviors such as anger, hostility and aggression may be genetic, rooted in variations in a serotonin receptor gene. Indrani Halder, Ph.D., of the Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine Program at the University of Pittsburgh, will present the findings today at the American Psychosomatic Society’s Annual Meeting, held in Budapest, Hungary.

I’m also skeptical that one gene can control the mood of women, but then again I’m not taking any chances. Excuse me while I practice my lines:

“Yes, Dear.”
“Right away, Dear.”
“I’m sorry, Dear.”
“It will be a pleasure, Dear.”
“Please don’t hit me.”

Me, I’m skeptical that this sort of allusion to domestic violence can ever be amusing.

–Ann Bartow

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0 Responses to Humorless Feminism: A Continuing Series

  1. bob coley jr says:

    The life I now inhabit means I have a keen interest in the study of the chemicals that the body uses. I am really happy to see the high-powered research going foward. I DO think in my heart and mind that violence is not only wrong but is learned in all but a few cases. I agree that any fom of it is not funny! Gender aside! But what do I know? HMMMMMMMMM?! Yes, I do love olympic skating!

  2. pippilli says:

    I’m with you. It’s just not funny.