Penelope Eckert'sThe Good Woman Is Not A Jokester?

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Women are not known to be funny. They are not known to act silly. They are not known to be the class clown. They are known to be mature and serious. But where exactly does this assumption that women aren’t funny come from? I disagree with Penelope Eckert's The Good Woman commentary. I believe that women can be seen as being funny, silly, or even be seen as a class clown, but still be considered a "Good Woman."
Many women who are stand-up comics are very successful. For example, the three female comedians in whom are very successful are Ellen DeGeneres, Amy Schumer, and Tina Fey. These women are three examples for why I disagree with Eckerson's quote "The good woman is not a jokester." I believe these three women can tell jokes and still have a value of intelligence. For example, one of the famous comedian is Ellen DeGeneres. Ellen DeGeneres was Born on January 26, 1958, in Metairie, Louisiana. Ellen DeGeneres became famous because of her hilarious stand-up act. She has starred in movies, television shows, and currently hosts a successful talk show called The Ellen Show. In this show, Ellen is constantly trying to encourage others to follow her example. She encourages people to help others. She inspires people to act on their instincts and make the world a better place. A quote she stands by is “I don’t think you have to have a talk show to be nice to people, to do what I’m doing. I just think kindness is something that we all should have" (Ellis). This quote is basically

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