This may also overlap with Values Dissonance as society in general becomes more sensitive to the reality that certain issues carry Unfortunate Implications — a joke that wouldn't have raised eyebrows in the 1930s might be seen as appallingly racist or sexist today.
On the other hand, outright forbidding people from saying anything that could be perceived as offensive may lead to Political Correctness Gone Mad.
In addition, I do actually think that sex differences exist.
I think that level of violence, libido, probably certain aspects of sexuality such as getting off on narrative versus getting off on visuals, and probably some stuff with emotions are all inherent, biological gender differences.
A prime example is Paul Zindel's play , which ends with the protagonist's mother having a psychotic breakdown and killing her daughters' pet rabbit.
[Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Ozy Frantz.
Where the line is between these extremes is a subject of much debate (so let's not, and just agree not to be Jerkasses, okay?
) If something that funny falls into this following some related event in the real world, see "Funny Aneurysm" Moment.
Conversely, a villain who plays it with enough finesse may be considered Too Funny to Be Evil.
Compare Black Comedy, Refuge in Vulgarity, "Funny Aneurysm" Moment, and No Sense of Humor.