Sexist joke bingo

In collaboration with Hoydenizens and others, a bingo card for arguments in defence of sexist jokes, specifically, the variants on “but it was FUNNY”.

5x5 sexist joke bingo card

5x5 sexist joke bingo card

Text version at bottom of post.

Extra suggestions:

  • the catch-all “it’s just a joke”
  • “why the fuss? it was one itty bitty teeny weeny joke!”
  • “you don’t understand my culture at all”

Don’t forget your bingo basics, that is: “One only gets to yell BINGO! if somebody on the internet is advancing an assortment of those arguments simultaneously.” Sometimes, for extra Internet points, you might be able to play (‘ware, porn images) porny presentation bingo or general anti-feminism bingos I and/or II simultaneously.

You can use this bingo card under Creative Commons Zero, that is, public domain (without credit and freely modifiable). Here’s the SVG. There’s a version at the Buzzword Bingo generator that randomises the square placements and uses full sentences, if you are so inclined.

This bingo does assume a male joke-teller, the management acknowledges that it is not only men who tell sexist jokes.

Text version:

sorry, but I found it funny oversensitive much? take it as a compliment wasn’t even sexual he’s not used to women
so cute when you’re angry actually at men’s expense heard a woman tell it once edgy satire of our PC society you heard it out of context
your complaint is what’s sexist you seem very uptight about sex FREE SQUARE: LOL wasn’t meant that way thought police
my wife thought it was hilarious works when I’m with friends just his way I’m offended by your complaint you’d tell it about a man
attracted attention to his message you enjoy being offended absolutely no sense of humour I found it funny and I’m a woman acceptable on TV


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8 replies

  1. How many do you need to go Bingo, ’cause i got two and reckon i can bank on another one when my wife sees it.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/15/belinda-heggen-penis-mark-aiston_n_823841.html
    always nice to know what the Usonians think is important about Oz

  2. My comment above was posted before I saw dylan agh’s, and is meant to refer to the bingo card, not the heggen-aiston exchange. Which to me looks like it was totally scripted and not especially well delivered.

  3. sorry if it was out of line.

    • No, that’s not what I meant at all! Posting it was fine, absolutely fine.
      To me, analysing that particular sexist joke needs to take into account the probability of it being a scripted exchange that she didn’t write herself, rather than being something she came up with on her own.
      Being read off the auto-cue rather than a spontaneous dig doesn’t make it right either, but it does make some of the speculation on HuffPo about her motivations look pretty bizarre to me.

  4. I can’t believe there’s no square for humourless feminazi!

  5. …the management acknowledges that it is not only men who tell sexist jokes.

    Not enough for anyone who’s going to run afoul of this card, I’d wager…

  6. Rebekka, bottom centre is as close as it gets. For whatever reason in the circles I move in, I almost never hear the term “feminazi” used so I tend to forget about it: I think even anti-feminists in tech don’t especially want to use phrases that align them with Rush Limbaugh&co.
    Jason, most likely not!

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