So kids will laugh at pretty much anything, but what about producing humor themselves? In a landmark study, one researcher found that women make the same number of jokes as men -- when they're children. But around age 6, something changes; the number of jokes girls make decreases, and it never evens out again. That's because, around the time girls start school, society gives them a joking lobotomy, so to speak. Think back to elementary school. You probably had a class clown, and it was almost certainly a boy. Boys are allowed to be loud and funny and play practical jokes and be annoying little shits, and girls are encouraged to act like little ladies. And ladies sit quietly and decidedly do not draw attention to themselves through loud jokes or pranks.
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Which sucks, because it's just about that age that kids start to practice and understand wordplay and more advanced humor. So adult male comedians have literally been training for comedy their entire lives, while female comedians have been fighting an uphill battle since they were children just to express themselves through humor. It would be like if we as a society told girls that math was a "boy subject." Sure, some girls would grow up to be brilliant engineers, but in general the field would be dominated by-
You know what, that is a bad example.