London Borough Bans Mother-In-Law Jokes

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Should you feel the need to make a joke about your mother-in-law, it's best that you don't attempt to do so in the London Borough of Barnet, where they've been outlawed due to their "offensively sexist" nature.


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I recently had a lecture by a guy who kept making mother-in-law jokes and by the end I was extremely uncomfortable and thought very little of this guy as a person. Maybe it was to break up the monotony of the lecture and get people more interested, but after the 10th joke, it really rubbed me the wrong way. It may not need a law banning it, but I'd agree that MIL jokes are "offensively sexist".