This post I think is not quite right. It’s something I know a bit about, but there are parts I don’t understand too. Anyway, here are some things I think I know about dirty jokes.
Jokes about the…
Tip: Instead of saying you take offense when you actually are offended, repeatedly claim to not “get" or understand the joke, and insist that the person who told the joke explain why it’s funny. It FORCES them to admit to the ugly prejudice/cruelty at the joke’s core and makes THEM look INsensitive without making you look “thin-skinned".
I’ve heard this advice a lot but I’ve never tried it or seen it done. Have any of y’all used this successfully?
I have done this, and it more or less worked— but be careful who you try it with, because some people might get aggressive instead of embarrassed.
Interesting. It’s kind of struck me as a tactic likely to backfire, but couldn’t quite figure out why.