Talk:Women in Comedy
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Hi! I was excited to read this page because I had also looked into women in the performing arts, and believe that there are definitely some parallels between our subject areas! I think that lots of the performing arts tend to be male-dominated, since society often encourages young boys to be outgoing while young girls are encouraged to be the exact opposite. I think it would be interesting to include this type of thinking in your page. Are young boys and men celebrated more for their comedic antics? Why is this? Thanks!
hi! I enjoyed all the background information you provided regarding women in comedy but I think you should include/further expand on society's views on them - prejudice? support? is there intersectionality involved? how are they portrayed? respected? are some ideas you could expand more on with regards to your topic! can't wait to read the final piece!
This is a very interesting and unique topic and I like the way you have set it up. As a suggestion, you could include stigma in your discussion about women in comedy. By this I mean you could look into if there is a negative connotation with the involvement of women in comedy and stand-up, and how these women push past it. You could also elaborate on the viewers of women's comedy, such as if there tend to be more females than males, or more couples, or younger or older, etc. as compared to male comedy. It would also be interesting to look into the different genres of comedy, and if there is a difference between males or females genres.
I really enjoyed reading your wiki draft! You have definitely covered a good basis. However, I would encourage you to expand your wiki page beyond gender imbalances, and to use a wider variety of scholarly sources (peer reviewed articles, etc). Google scholar and library.ubc.ca would be good places to start.
You do an excellent job of describing the historical emergence of female comedians, but it could be useful to explain how approaches to comedy have changed through time (ex. self-deprecation of appearance & sex appeal). Perhaps also consider some of the stereotypes that women comedians have faced.
I would also encourage you to explore intersectionality on your wiki page. Perhaps include a section looking at female comedians of colour, non-heterosexual orientations, as well as gender non-conforming and/or transgendered comedians.
Some sources you may want to check out:
women’s experiences in comedy:
…through time - https://www.makers.com/documentary/womenincomedy
Hi! i found your wiki page to be quite informative about the specific burdens and struggles women specifically play in the aspect of being a comedian. As a suggestion, I think it would be an interesting component to possible to a case-comparison analysis which would mean to chose either two current female comedians and compare their careers, struggles, burdens, etc.. Or possibly even a gender comparison to prove even further the distinction between the treatment of male and female comedians. Possibly even an individual case study, of for example Amy Shumer who has become a prominant female comedian in the past five years. I think that a case example or analysis will provide an additional aspect to this wiki post that can be supported by your historical evidence as well.
I would suggest expanding more on the gender balance in the present day. You may want to analyze why there are more women in comedy today than in the past and why men still dominate this industry. Particularly, what events have taken place that allow more women to be in comedy? Also some typos: Additionally, only 13% of the comedians.... in Stand up section 19$" instead of 19% in film section.