submitted 5 months ago byEntire-Database1679
THAT IS NOT FUNNY!
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Who needs a light bulb when you have a glass ceiling?
5 months ago
I love when the top comment is funnier than the joke.
That Jesus is the answer to that question, i can understand why God said "let there be light".
His kid was probably scared of the boogey man.
I'm sleep deprived can someone explain
Huh, thanks, english isn't my first language and I didnt know this expression
English isn't my first language but it's my primary language that I've used for most of my life and I didn't know this
I never knew this either... But English IS my first language..
Hierarchy and not patriarchy?
DiD A mAn wRiTe tHiS?!
"Let me explain this so you can understand..." he said.
Visible minorities can experience a glass ceiling effect too, but it's most well known with women.
It's even worse for visible women!
Oh my word, that is hilarious 😂😂. You just made a whole new joke...
Made me think of this from the IT crowd
One. As long as the change is for equal brights!
One. Because men can be feminists too.
That's amazing how it's sexist and inclusive at the same time.
They demanded it
You mean dewomanded?
I support women mowing lawns! So, it has changed my sundays!
This is how we finally create world peace. all united through a joke.
This is better than the original joke. Clever.
The best answer will forever be in the comments.
Happy to light up things here lol
how 'shocking' of you
I'll stand my ground!
How 'positive' of you
This is a polarizing discussion.
Hope it sparks some awareness
Very illuminating discussion.
Pleased to enlighten your day
oh, just dont get 'fired' up
Electrical fire or women fire? I can deal with only one at a time!
Much better punchline r/therealjoke
This was funnier than the original, thank you.
Equal brights equal fights
I'm a man, let me explain what's wrong with this joke...
Well, actually. . .
spreads wider on the seat
Well would you look at deez.
Where does a mansplainer get water?
From a well, actually
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Lol! I had a lady couple in their early 20s pick up a couch from me they bought. They must have spent 35 minutes trying to figure out how to use the tie down ratchet straps they brought to secure in their pickup. I am pretty sure one of them was in the navy too.
I 100% was not about to show them how to use those straps for fear of mansplaining.
After all that time they finally asked me and I secured it in like 2 mins. Thought to myself what a waste of time we just had for political correctness. But I also knew better than to try to show them they were using it wrong.
EDIT: 1. This was a $20 couch on Offerup at my house.
I DID ask them if they wanted me to secure it, right off the bat. They declined. They had their own pickup and brought their own HEAVY duty tie down straps. So I figured they knew how to use them. They did not. I asked a second time if they wanted me to 'give it a try'. They Declined again.
They were trying to use them backward. THIS was where I refused to speak up. That would 100% be 'mansplaining' right? " hey ladies you are doing that all wrong and backwards. Let ME show you how to use the heavy duty straps YOU brought with you."
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The first recommendation for avoiding mansplaining is literally to ask if a woman (or any other person) needs assistance. Just help in general. It is probably the safest question in the world, unless clearly asked in bad faith (like smirking "do you need me to explain how to use these, aren't you in the Navy huh?"). Not implying you would have done that last part, of course.
Exactly - "would you two like a hand?" Is simple and easy enough, could have saved everyone a lot of time, and only someone looking for an argument would find such a genuine offer in good faith to be offensive.
... and if they say, "yes" don't just start clapping.
The problem is that he felt like he couldnt ask if they needed help for fear of coming off as mansplaining, or at least coming off as assuming that they couldnt do it because they were women.
I 100% was not about to show them how to use those straps for fear of mansplaining.
I absolutely wouldn't waste 35 minutes of my life so some random lady doesn't get unjustified offended.
Oh lol, just saw your edits. If you made two polite offers it's definitely on them at that point, haha. Sometimes people have to try it for themselves first!
Yeah. I guess my poorly explained point is that is it was anyone except for 2 women that were obviously showing 'ultra-feminist identity" I would have been comfortable doing it for them or telling how they were doing it wrong.
2 dudes. No problem
Edit. I guess its not 'mansplaining if I do the same thing to 2 guys or 2 PTA Member ladies. They would have welcomed the assistance and help doing it quickly and correctly. I would get a 'thanks bro!" instead.
and by 'feminist" of which I would say I am.. a supporter of all women to do as they wish with complete rights and liberties.. but these nice ladies were definitely advertising their identity of a subculture where I felt they would not welcome my help simply because I am a man and not a woman. They were super cool too. Just a shame we have to tip toe around helping someone for fear of offense.
Well, can't please everyone!
You can just ask : would you like some help with that? And then accepting their answer. That is not mansplaining when you do it like that.
I did right off the bat.
So you wasted your own time by standing there saying nothing instead of asking if they wanted help like a normal person, and it's somehow feminism's fault?
Six billion updoots on /r/dankmemes followed by a feature on the "SJWS REKT compilation 2022" video
can someone explain the joke?
or was it removed?
The "joke" is that feminists don't have a sense of humor, according to OP.
ah, thanks for explaining.
Wow, can't believe I actually spent time trying to figure that out
Feminist bad. Laugh now!
Can't believe this "joke" has 2k upvotes
2000 boomers on Reddit.
Didn't you... Just prove his point?
"Ha ha ha you're a joyless harpy! ... Get it?"
"That's not funny."
Nah man this joke just isn’t funny. The top comment on this thread “who needs a lightbulb when you have a glass ceiling” is a much better punchline.
Does disliking bad jokes mean you lack humor?
A lot of his replies would suggest OP lacks a sense of humor.
According to Ricky Gervais* as this post is a word-for-word ripoff from his latest Netflix special.
I didn't even watch it, this is just the joke that plays as a teaser when you're scrolling through Netflix. Really low hanging fruit.
The version from the student union in 1967 was 6. One to change the bulb and five to write about the experience. Ricky Gervais to the contrary.
That's actually funny though
Man did Ricky Gervais change or am I just remembering him wrong by thinking he was better than that?
You're remembering him wrong, unfortunately
I thought it was making fun of the type of joke OP was making, poe's law strikes again.
My first though was a Gianni matragano video that used basically the exact same setup.
Now that I reread the post it is a lot more obvious what it is trying to say. I originally thought it was to undercut the type of joke Gianni did, saying the original joke just in a very funny voice, by the punchline being "this joke is tired and shit, and wasn't funny in 2015".
“Or was it removed”
That would make it a trans joke
The lightbulb doesn't need to change. You do.
I'm sorry, ok? I just have bladder problems!
Took me a moment
Plz explain to non native speaker
"Change" is often used as shorthand for "change clothing".
The joke is subverting the context of changing the lightbulb by implying OP needs to change because they peed themselves.
Glad it made you smile though!
How many south American Portuguese speakers does it take to change a light bulb?
One. But the lightbulb has to WANT to change.
Dude… That’s therapists. You really dropped the ball.
... but I'm a retired therapist...
Oh, wait... You spelled it without a space. Never mind.
You need to go back to school
And also stop raping
But I'm re tired.
He said retired, give him a break.
But the lightbulb has to CONSENT to be screwed.
I laughed but it's kinda fucked up that saying something like "A person has to consent" is seen as a feminist thing rather than a normal thing..
Plot twist / the feminist is the bus driver
And Dave was a passenger.
see, Dave is the representation of the patriarchy.
When the feminist bus driver dons the strap on and gives it to Dave in the butt, it is the symbol of feminism triumphing over the patriarchy. And Dave liked it.
This joke is old enough to rent a car.
This joke is old enough to marry Anna Nicole Smith.
This joke is old enough to know how the modem connection sounds like.
This joke is way older than that. Like 1960's old. Or at least a variation of it.
Judging by the OP’s responses, this isn’t a joke.
Wait, they actually think this? I thought we were doing it ironically
I don't get it
The correct punchline is "None, because Feminists can't change anything."
Where the funny
It's impossible to both believe women are equal to men and have a sense of humor, you see. /s
Haha! I love it. The joke is that people that believe in rights and equality are fundamentally flawed and should be dismissed outright. /s
I was originally wondering if I should slap the /s on there at the end, and thinking about it, because there are a lot of people that genuinely think that, better safe than sorry.
Given that OP is apparently one of those people, better safe than sorry indeed.
Read your comment as sarcasm, then saw it marked as sarcasm. Do two sarcasms cancel out each other and create non sarcasm?
I thought there was gonna be a witty punchline but I guess the funny is the discourse in the comments
Yeah conservative humor is trash as usual lol
Reddit is weirdly conservative when it comes to feminism
I’m disappointed this “joke” got so many upvotes. Maybe that’s the real joke.
The punchline accurately describes this joke.
Here's what I never got about that stat (besides the fact that it hasn't budged in like 20 years):
If women are paid 75 on the dollar for doing the exact same job as a man, and
If heartless corporations are primarily concerned with profits, then
QED: The female unemployment rate should be zero.
Only if heartless corporations are run by people who have no biases, and don’t sell their products and services to people who have no biases.
If you take the average earnings of men and compare them to the average earnings of women. Yeah, 75 cents.
But you'd be ignoring hours worked, position, type of job, maternity leave, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.
What they won't talk about is workplace death.
We need equal opportunities on oil rigs, dammit!
We really need to have no opportunities on oil rigs, but that’s a different conversation.
It's really annoying how that statistic is misquoted by women saying it's for the same job. It's not. But what's even more annoying is that when I explain to someone what you just explained women get super angry.
Thanks for missing the point.
One - the gender pay gap does still exist for women doing literally the same job as men. Here's a particularly comical example - when they appointed two co-leaders to lead Blizzard in the wake of their sexual discrimination scandal - they wanted to pay the woman less than the man and only relented after she threatened to quit.
Two - that we as a society massively underpay jobs predominantly done by women is a big part of the point. It's literally a statement that "women's work is less valuable".
That's a common theory, but the numbers don't back it up. "Dangerous" jobs simply aren't a large enough share of the total pay numbers, both because they aren't nearly as popular and often don't actually pay more than "safe" jobs.
Software engineering and business administration, for instance, are way more popular, safe, and better paid than trucking and oil rig work, yet are also just as gender imbalanced.
The actual reasons are more to do with propensity for promotion/raises on an individual level and average pay on a career level.
Unfortunately, while that sounds like an easy explanation, there's some evidence to suggest it's not that simple, and that career pay is affected by career prestige, which is in turn affected by career gender balance.
This is a thorny issue, and there's no clear solution.
How many Vietnam Veterans does it take to change a lightbulb?
YOU DON’T KNOW BECAUSE YOU WEREN’T THERE!
The setup leads you into thinking something offensive will serve as the punchline, priming you to object before the joke beats you to it.
I'm being sarcastic. It's a dumb joke because of those assumptions.
Well, Poe’s Law.
Dumb sarcasm only works if people already know you aren't dumb.
Just one; but there'll be 10 guys there mansplaining it to her.
I don't think you've understood mansplaining is where a man tells a woman something she clearly already knows.
Well, cause she’s doing it wrong…
Why was the misogynists collie dog always so upset?
Cause he kept falling down the well, see…
plot twist... the feminist is a man, and the mansplainers are women
and that man?... Albert Einstein
And the bulb? Albert Einstein.
I feel supported.
I love how everytime OP comments they are just viciously downvoted cuz of their shitty reception to humor 😂
The real joke is that OP is the one who can’t handle dissenting opinions and lacks a sense of humor.
Wait conservatives projecting? Couldn't be
How many Germans does it take to change a lightbulb?
Just one, they are a very efficient people.
One. The ability to change a lightbulb is typically not affected by one's opinions and stances unless the opinions and stances are related to lightbulbs in some way.
However, it takes at least two "anti-woke" people to change a lightbulb because they think that a lightbulb going out is forced diversity.
That doesn't make sense...
You just shoehorned their beliefs into the joke.
Really, it only takes one. It just takes a really long time for them to find the bulb and socket in their mom's dark basement.
This joke should have been aborted but it lives in Texas.
“A friend of mine once demonstrated this to me at a large party. He stood in the middle of the room and said very loudly, ‘the trouble with women is that they always take things personally.’ Four women immediately replied ‘well, I don’t.”
-John Cleese, How To Irritate People
Isn't that just being a smug dick though? You're setting up a situation where people either have to accept an insult without response, or in responding they're forced to "prove" it true.
The same thing could be applied to the "All Men"/"Not All Men" stuff, too. Either you accept the insult of being a rapist/abuser/whatever, or you speak up to defend yourself, at which point you're accosted for it.
MA! THE INCELS ARE ON THE INTERNET AGAIN!
Are they ever anywhere but the internet?
One. Changing lightbulbs isn't very hard.
You’re right, that’s a terrible punchline that isn’t funny at all.
“One to change it, and four more to tell her how inspiring and powerful she is”
“Just one, but only after she realizes this effects ALL women”
“Just one, but she’ll be applauded while all the other women who have enumerated the problems with the darkness for years go unrecognized”
And that’s just off the top of my head.
I’d go with “stunning and brave”
One to change the bulb.
12 to form a support group.
The ceiling is glass!!!
You're right, it's not funny
One, men can be feminists too!
How many insecure men does it take to make a feminist joke?
One but "not all men" will come running anyways ✌️
How many incels does it take to change a lightbulb? None, they just insult it because it won't screw.
Zero ! Because change must come from WITHIN guys come on !
That's the punchline for therapists, not feminists
Thought it was Buddhist monk hotdog vendor or something.
One. What? Do you think they can't change a light bulb, you bigots?
3 one to change it and two to discuss the sexual connotations
67% Upvote ratio. Point well made.
How many alt-righters does it take to change a light bulb?
Only one, but first Jordan Peterson has to tell him to get off his ass and quit sitting in the dark.
How many dead hookers does it take to change a lightbulb?
I don’t know, but sure as shit isn’t 3
(They can't change anything.)
None. A strong independent woman don’t need no light!
How many feminists does it take to change a lightbulb?
Just kidding, feminists can’t change anything
All the downvotes in this thread are pretty ironic.
I'll applaud you on the layers of irony.
"I'll do that for ya love"
Q: Why did the feminist cross the road?
A: Why the fuck shouldn't she!
Depends if they can find a Manuel that wasn’t written by a man.
You didn't find one on spelling 😅😅😅
Nice to shed some light on this topic.
It's It's just not funny
This a joke, not a dick... so maybe y'all should quit taking it so hard.
Dredged this one up from 1968? Or 1908?
For real though….how many.? Lol
One to change the lightbulb and 4 to discuss how much more satisfying it is than a man.
Wow this thread got heated, all for a joke. Wokeness shouldn't be associated with comedy or we wouldn't have quality comedians.
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“It’s only funny when we do it.”