There are a lot of interesting nuggets of wisdom in this article from Brainerd Dispatch. It’s titled For female leaders, humor is a blessing — unless it’s a curse.
Here’s a short excerpt:
Jon Evans, a doctoral candidate at the University of Arizona who led the research, theorizes that the bias is rooted in outdated standards of femininity and the idea that women can’t be as serious about their work as men because they have families to care for and that telling jokes somehow undercuts their perceived dedication to their professional mission.
There’s a lot to unpack in this piece that can’t be gleaned just from this excerpt. Take a look at the rest of the article for a more in-depth look.