The Women+ Thread Laughs It Off

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This week’s suggested topic: Jokes we tell

At Mrs.LangdonAlger and other’s suggestion I watched Nanette on Netflix recently and it does give one a lot to chew over. I will be drawing inspiration for topics from it for some time to come starting with this week where I want to discuss how we as women of all kinds joke about ourselves. The way we talk about ourselves is incredibly important to how we’re seen by the world and it’s important to think about how we use humor to get at that. It can put people at ease, but it can also be at the expense of how we’re viewed. Today I want to dig deeper into the way we talk and specifically the way we joke as women+.