Cat jokes were funny as a kid ’til I saw videos of cruelty to cats and realized that people really *do* horrible things to cats.

Experience does play a bit of a part. Dead baby jokes were hysterically funny to me until I went to a funeral of a baby that died due to complications and the parents were devastated because it was their only hope. So, it stopped being funny.

Cat jokes were funny as a kid ’til I saw videos of cruelty to cats and realized that people really *do* horrible things to cats.

Objectification of women in entertainment didn’t bother me until I went to a seminar (1990, Hampshire College, Amherst), about objectification of women in media, and it showed all of the subtle ways that women are turned into objects. Rod Stewart videos particularly so but it got far worse than a triangle legs and a microphone implied rape.

Anyway, it’s sensitization.

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Well I don’t know if the jokes lead to committing crimes. I think rather the jokes don’t carry any weight because they’re not relevant to the person who finds it funny.

In short, I don’t think jokes create sociopaths. Rather, jokes are funny until you come across sociopathic behavior that proves to you that the jokes aren’t funny when they have a basis in reality.

 

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