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Old September 3 2010, 03:52 AM   #19
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Re: Trek Comic Caption Contest #5: Talk to the Hand!!

^Then you should know better than to think that ugly, sexist joke is in any way funny. It doesn't matter how you rationalize it based on the movie's details -- it's still an extension of the broader, misogynistic tradition of jokes that insult women's driving ability. I mean, nobody ever jokes about Tom Paris crashing Voyager in "Timeless" or Matt Decker crashing the Constellation into the Doomsday Machine. The only person who gets the "can't drive" jokes directed at them -- and gets constantly inundated with them, in fact -- is a female character. That's not by chance. And it's not fair or funny.
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