The television show Big Bang Theory has introduced an absurd and sexist stereotype: girls don't like comic books.
Source: Bleeding Cool
Bleeding Cool's Rich Johnston, a staunch and chivalrous defender of womyn everywhere, has exposed an insulting and, dare we say, sexist "humor" concept being explored by the television show The Big Bang Theory. In a trailer for the latest episode of the show, which airs on Thursday on CBS, an announcer says that that the female actresses on the show go "where no girl has gone before," showing Kaley Cuoco, Melissa Rauch, and Blossom Russo entering the gang's comic book shop. Shocked by the presence of women in the store, all of the fat, geeky, male customers turn and gape. Johnston has put out a call for female readers who have been to comic shops to write in to him with their stories so that he can prove that Big Bang Theory is wrong.
The Outhouse agrees with Johnston. Where is this idea that girls don't like comics coming from? This reporter can't remember the last time I was able to go to a comic book shop without fighting my way through throngs of excited female customers. The crowds of women that gather outside comic book shops on Wednesday mornings, waiting for the store to open so they can pick up the latest comic books, border on a plague that makes comic book shopping impossible, with the long lines, crowded rooms, and toxic yet alluring mixture of twenty-seven different kinds of perfume that can create effects similar to mustard gas when inhaled together.
In England, where Johnston lives, the menace of women swarming comic book shops is even worse. The Outhouse has obtained this exclusive footage of Johnston's last visit to the comic book shop, which we present now as evidence that The Big Bang Theory is completely wrong:
Why is The Big Bang Theory doing this?! Don't they care about equality?
The Outhouse investigated this bigotry, and we have learned that The Big Bang Theory is a "sitcom," short, apparently, for "situational comedy." The show attempts to use something called "humor" to make people "laugh." Drawing on perceptions that "geeky men" are "awkward" around women, the "show" is "making light" of the stereotype of "comic books" as a "niche market" appealing mostly to "fat, socially-inept man-children."
Unacceptable. As far as The Outhouse is concerned, "humor" has no place in a situational comedy. We're glad that Rich Johnston has exposed this disturbing trend, and offer him our full support, so long as that full support does not require anything beyond writing this article, because we have short attention spans, and also because we are lazy.
In fact, The Outhouse is shocked and dismayed to learn that "humor" is not only restricted to "situational comedies," but, in fact, runs rampant throughout society. Believe it or not, there is actually an entire profession called "comedians" which consists of "people" standing on a stage and telling "jokes" to an "audience." This type of blatant misogyny cannot be allowed to continue. The Outhouse would suggest rounding up all funny people on trains and sending them to concentration camps, but such a suggestion might be too close to this new phenomenon called "joking" that we have just learned about.
We have a better idea anyway. The media, starting with The Outhouse and Bleeding Cool, should become extremely over-sensitive and act offended at anything resembling a joke, making the world a hostile environment for people trying to be funny. This is a strategy that is sure to make the world a better place where sexism, racism, and all other evils are eliminated by a united front of utter seriousness.
In case you aren't riled up enough, here's a video of the Big Bang Theory trailer that has set back the feminism movement 100 years:
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