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Mindy Kaling Won't Dignify Your Idiotic Belief That Women Aren't Funny With a Response

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Difficult as it is to believe, certain men are still -- still! -- debating the issue of whether or not women are funny. Like, they're seriously debating it. They mean it when they say things like "most pretty girls aren't funny" and "The reason why you know more funny dudes than funny chicks is that dudes are funnier than chicks." So as a funny woman, one might expect that Mindy Kaling would have some kind of blistering (and hilarious!) retort to these idiots. But instead, at the recent Television Critics Association summer press tour, she says she feels it's better to stay out of the conversation altogether:

"Anything about putting into question whether women are funny or funny writers, I can't comment on because it's just so ridiculous...It kind of keeps the argument alive. I said in my book, it's like a nonsensical argument that we choose to keep alive by commenting on. It's just beneath everyone by having it be a debate."

BOOM. Not even worth having the argument...because it's not an argument. Take heed, moronic menfolk. You're debating with no one but yourselves.