Long storify about why joking is never just a joke.
An interview with Jason Steed, the author of the storify:
I went to a panel discussion on women in STEM the other week and this issue of ‘just joking’ was raised. One of the panellists mentioned Robert Wood from the Centre for Ethical Leadership at Melbourne Business School. He’s done a lot of work on the impact of ‘just joking’ on diversity in business. This is a good article he wrote a few years ago:
‘Just joking’ is no excuse for sexist behaviour at work
A subset of ‘just joking’ is ‘it’s satire’. This piece not only tears that argument apart but also has a handy guide to distinguish between true satire and people being obnoxious.
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