Here’s another comedy video that probably only Canadians can access! (I don’t actually know what country settings videos are set on, I only find out when you tell me in the comments that you can’t see it!
This is comedian DeAnne Smith at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival joking about how straight men are so shitty in relationships that it’s really, really easy for a lesbian to impress a woman who’s been dating men. And how straight men are so shitty that straight women are likely to become gay. She says:
“It’s a dire situation out there. Straight women are considering going gay. That’s happening. That’s happening! Straight women are literally just one unsolicited dick pic away from just changing their settings to women.”
Now, I have to admit I’m an overly serious person with no sense of humor, but gosh, this bothers me. I know, she’s just joking around, it’s comedy, the point here isn’t to make a serious political statement, it’s just to make drunk people laugh. But no, straight women don’t turn gay when men are rude to them, you cannot change your sexual orientation, and hearing this stuff is just annoying. And why is a lesbian spending her whole comedy routine talking about heterosexuality? Yuck!
I went through a period of about a year believing in political lesbianism, and I’m starting to realize why that was easy to believe in for a while. These ideas are pervasive, from feminist theory to comedy. But I think we have to stop making these jokes.
In reality, straight women are one unsolicited dick pic away from kicking rude men in the balls and refusing to put up with any more bullshit. But they’re not becoming lesbians—they can’t.