As soldiering is a male-dominated profession, it is no wonder that military satire tends to be deeply gendered. However, like other humor genres, satire can be both inclusive and exclusionary, reinforcing or undermining engrained stereotypes and inequalities. In this post, I discuss and compare two forms of miltary satire with gendered meanings and implications: 1) a military humoresque book published in 1906 (Bloch 1906) that I found at the special library of the Norwegian Armed Forces Museum in Oslo, and 2) Førstegangstjenesten (The Conscription Service)a popular sketch comedy TV show created by the comedian and Instagrammer Herman Flesvig. 

Heidi Mogstad

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