Hi followers. I’m sure you’ve all read about the Daniel Tosh incident in which he made a joke about rape towards an audience member. Here is the post that started it. Soon afterwards, he apologized on Twitter here. According to the owner of the Laugh Factory, they offered the girl free tickets and she took them. Also, Tosh’s set ended with a standing ovation from the remaining audience members.
I have a stance on it, but I’m interested to hear what you guys are thinking. I know some female comics follow me and they’re the ones who should be talking.
Male comics will almost always say that rape jokes are okay, but female non-comics (or any non-comics) will almost always say that rape jokes are never okay. Why is there such a huge divide between these people?
Please respond in any way you’d like and hopefully we can cover some big points in a conversation.
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It’s as if these people considered the concept of the banality of evil to be less of a condemnation than a challenge. “Too soon?” offers an instant and unmistakable flag of cowardice—waving the white cloth back and forth and saying, “Look at me! Look at me! Am I antagonizing you? Ahahaha, don’t shoot!” It very dearly wants your attention and approval for being so brave as to say the unexpected or unpopular thing, but it also wants instantly to be granted immunity for its feckless stab at boldness. Real comics, actual funny people, don’t bother with this
The Casey Anthony situation brings the topic of “too soon?” back into play. What do you guys think?