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For female leaders, humor is a blessing. Unless it's a curse.; They need to be likable, so they're told to be funny. But not too funny.

Jan 16, 2020 - Washington Post Blogs

It played like a well-rehearsed stand-up routine.

"Let's say you're on the campaign trail . . .," the audience member begins.

"I have been, yeah, uh-huh" Elizabeth Warren nods, affecting exhaustion. The crowd at the televised CNN town hall titters with laughter.

The man asking the question continues: "A supporter approaches you and says, 'Senator, I am old-fashioned, and my faith teaches me that marriage is between one man and one woman.' What is your response?"

"Well, I...