Shame isn’t always powerful. It can cause just a pinprick of discomfort that’s not even blush-worthy. But it can be so excruciating, that a person will end their life to escape it. It’s used against individuals and
I’m a scientist who’s also a cartoonist. So I’ve got a pretty keen interest in scholarship and empirical research on humor. And I want to talk about research and sexist jokes, and where that leads. It’s
Laughter can be a joyous shortcut between people. It’s relaxing, and a playful way to engage our minds. Science, on the other hand, can be tough to explain and digest. Traditional methods can be hard-going.