Hi 121 Students,
I did not truly respond
to the "rape" joke issue because I had not seen the routine mentioned. I have
since gone to view it and to read and listen to the controversy surrounding it.
My stance is completely in line with that given by Jessica Valenti
(great feminist author of "The Purity Myth" among other great reads) as provided
in many medias over the weekend. Listen to her speak here on my favorite
weekend political show, Melissa Harris Perry.
Here is the clip of Valenti
and Perry addressing comedians and rape and, in particular, why Tosh's routine
about rape, really and truly, well, wasn't funny and, in many ways, this kind of
"rape" humor is dangerous.
Do watch the whole things -- after Valenti comedians speak for themselves about rape jokes and the Tosh issue.
WATCH THE WHOLE THING.
the clip here or on my blog http://notyouraveragekbk.blogspot.com/
post your response on the blog as well for extra credit.
I look forward
to your thoughts.