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1 EiMitch  Tue, Jun 4, 2013 4:57:03pm

Just a reminder: Daniel Tosh’s sin wasn’t making a bad rape joke. Its that when a woman heckled him over said joke, he responded by suggesting she being raped would be funny. Wishing for someone to be raped isn’t a bad joke, because its not a joke at all.

“The n-word” has ruined the careers of the comics who used it even a bit carelessly. But Danial Tosh’s career survived making that very personal rape comment. Based on that, I think Lindy West is absolutely right about misogyny being prevalent in comedy subculture.

2 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Jun 4, 2013 5:05:00pm

re: #1 EiMitch

Just a reminder: Daniel Tosh’s sin wasn’t making a bad rape joke. Its that when a woman heckled him over said joke, he responded by suggesting she being raped would be funny. Wishing for someone to be raped isn’t a bad joke, because its not a joke at all.

“The n-word” has ruined the careers of the comics who used it even a bit carelessly. But Danial Tosh’s career survived making that very personal rape comment. Based on that, I think Lindy West is absolutely right about misogyny being prevalent in comedy subculture.

Rape jokes, like jokes about any other topic that has the potential to be offensive, are OK as long as they’re funny. But if they are not funny, then it’s OK to get all offended.

Lame comedians who can’t get a laugh to save their lives will complain “It’s just because I’m joking about a controversial topic!” No, it’s because YOUR JOKES BLOW.

3 CriticalDragon1177  Tue, Jun 4, 2013 6:13:18pm

Vicious Babushka,

This is rather upsetting.

4 CriticalDragon1177  Tue, Jun 4, 2013 6:14:19pm

re: #1 EiMitch

Just a reminder: Daniel Tosh’s sin wasn’t making a bad rape joke. Its that when a woman heckled him over said joke, he responded by suggesting she being raped would be funny. Wishing for someone to be raped isn’t a bad joke, because its not a joke at all.

“The n-word” has ruined the careers of the comics who used it even a bit carelessly. But Danial Tosh’s career survived making that very personal rape comment. Based on that, I think Lindy West is absolutely right about misogyny being prevalent in comedy subculture.

He really did that? That’s disgusting.

5 EiMitch  Tue, Jun 4, 2013 9:50:15pm

re: #4 CriticalDragon1177

He did. And he got away with it partly due to idiots repeating the “just a joke” excuse without bothering to check out the details for themselves.

6 CriticalDragon1177  Tue, Jun 4, 2013 10:49:58pm

re: #5 EiMitch

Well, I’m really glad I never got into his show than. Most of his humor, if you could call it that is rather gross.

7 A Mom Anon  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 4:12:05am

Daniel Tosh is a bully. He’s not funny, he makes fun of people he perceives as being below him. A bully. He also doesn’t like women, it’s reflected in nearly everything he does as”comedy”.

8 Joanne  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 7:58:03am

Reading all of those comments and tweets blows me away that so many people equate rape with consensual sex. “You’re fat so no one would ever rape you.” Rape is to lovemaking as much as target shooting is to blowing someone’s fucking head off. They both contain either a penis or a gun, but that is where it ends.

Rape is an act of violence where the penis is the knife. It is done for control, not for sex alone.

I am blown away by how many people seem to think rape is some kind of fucking joke.

9 cinesimon  Wed, Jun 5, 2013 5:57:28pm

re: #8 Joanne

It’s almost becoming a partisan issue - pretty darn scary. And it’s going to mean more power for the Dems. Which is not good, given their propensity to govern center right, and sometimes just plain right wing.


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