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Men are funnier than women, but only just barely and mostly to other men. So says a psychology study from the University of California, San Diego Division of Social Sciences. While the findings lend some support to the stereotype on gender differences and humor — perhaps most vociferously and provocatively argued in recent memory by author Christopher Hitchens in his 2007 Vanity Fair article "Why Women Aren't Funny" — they also undermine the standard explanations as to why. The...
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