Posts tagged "rape jokes"

Adrienne Truscott Does Rape Comedy Right

See, rape jokes can be funny!

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 21, 2015

Artist Spotlight: Adrienne Truscott Reclaims The ‘Rape Joke’ For Feminists

The performance artist Adrienne Truscott is taking her new show "Asking For It" to Joe's Pub in New York City on April 18th. In this subversive but highly relevant and greatly needed discourse, Truscott takes on the rape joke - asking questions like "Who can say it? Can we say it at all?" Her answer…

By: Katrin Higher / April 11, 2015

The Soapbox: Some Good News (Really) About Rape Jokes

As if we didn't already have enough reasons to say RIP Society: French "YouTube comedian" (I know) Remi Baillard recently released a video called "Free Sex," in which he's filmed pretending to fuck unsuspecting women in public. Invariably, the women notice Baillard air-humping them and give him dirty looks. And this dumb shit actually ha…

By: Katrin Higher / April 14, 2014

Funny Girl Sex Guide: 7 Steps To A Terrible, No Good, Very Bad First Date

Once upon a time (a couple weeks ago), a woman (me) emerged from her self-imposed dating exile and went on her first date in months. What transpired was the very definition of a no good, terrible, very bad first date -- so bad, that this woman endured her date's company until the bitter conclusion, just…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 29, 2014

Philadelphia Bar Thinks Date Rape Jokes Make For Clever Pick-Up Lines

You know what doesn't turn me on or make me thirsty? Date rape jokes. Smiths Restaurant and Lounge in Philadelphia apparently thought it would be a great idea to draw attention to their establishment with this rapey pickup line. Not only is it gross, but it's also fucking dumb. Way to drive away 50 percent of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 18, 2013

Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer” Employing Comedy Writer Kurt Metzger Who Talks On Facebook About Choking An Ex

Why is Comedy Central still employing "Inside Amy Schumer" staff writer Kurt Metzger given his disturbing behavior towards women on Twitter and his admission on Facebook that he once choked an ex-girlfriend? The comic, who has been vocal about defending any and all rape jokes, has been accused by Jezebel blogger Lindy West and Tiger…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 3, 2013

The Soapbox: What Do Rape Jokes Make Rapists Think?

The Internet Rape Joke Wars have been waged, on and off, since at least last year, when comedian Daniel Tosh responded to a woman who had challenged him during his set about the number of rape jokes he was making with, "Wouldn't it be funny if that girl got raped by, like, five guys right…

By: Dan Solomon / June 3, 2013

UFC, FOX Pressured To Drop Quinton “Rampage” Jackson From Fight Over His YouTube Video About Attempted Rape

On January 26, FOX is set to air an Ultimate Fighting Championship fight with MMA fighter Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, who last April posted a video on the YouTube channel for FilmOn in which he jokingly attempted to rape a woman. He in the video, he advises viewers to use choloroform to "help her relax" and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 24, 2013

Comedian Jamie Kilstein Tells A Funny Rape Joke

Want to know how to tell a funny rape joke? Comedian Jamie Kilstein shows you how it's done. [Feministing] Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is suing to restore women's access to the RU-486 abortion pill. Currently women are required to visit a doctor THREE SEPARATE TIMES before being dispensed the abortion pill. All of our bosse…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 12, 2012

WWE Announcer Cracks A Kobe Bryant Rape Joke

On "Monday Night Raw" last night, WWE announcer Abraham Washington cracked a rape joke about a wrestler, saying the guy was "like Kobe Bryant at a hotel in Colorado ... he's unstoppable." WWE issued an immediate apology. (In 2003, Bryant was accused of raping a 19-year-old hotel worker; prosecution dropped the charges days before the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 31, 2012

The Soapbox: The Thing That Is Funny About Rape

Wouldn’t it be funny if the boys that photographed themselves assaulting Savannah Dietrich got raped right now? Also, that priest, Monsignor Lynn, who is going to serve three to six years for failing to investigate sex abuse claims against priests — wouldn’t it be hilarious if he were raped in prison? And Jerry Sandusky? Just…

By: Jennifer Baumgardner / July 30, 2012

Louis C.K. Didn’t Defend Daniel Tosh’s Rape Joke After All

Comedian Louis C.K. hit up "The Daily Show" last night and addressed his tweet from last week that seemed to be in support of Daniel Tosh's rape joke. C.K. said he was in Vermont on vacation and not following the controversy raging on the Internet; he sats innocently watched an episode of "Tosh.0" and wa…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 17, 2012

Rape Jokes: I Can’t Believe You Clapped For That

Louis C.K. just got 100 percent lamer, in my opinion. I just watched this rape joke reel put together by the feminist org, the Women's Media Center, to show that Daniel Tosh's not-funny rape joke last week was not an abheration to comedy. (You can read the whole backstory here.) Tosh has made plenty of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 16, 2012

The Soapbox: Daniel Tosh Apologizes For Rape Comment, But Is Still A Lazy, Sexist Jerk

Over the weekend, a blogger on "Cookies For Breakfast" wrote about a friend's experience at a Daniel Tosh comedy show -- highlighting how the comedian had made several rape jokes -- and even encouraged the audience to rape the woman for speaking out against his offensive rape commentary. According to the blog post, the woma…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 11, 2012

Daniel Tosh Issues Half-Assed Twitter Apology For Rape Jokes

Daniel Tosh apologized yesterday for suggesting onstage Friday night that it would be funny if a female audience was raped by five dudes — although it was a pretty meh apology, given it was just tweeting "all of the out of context misquotes aside, I'd like to sincerely apologize." Tosh had told a rape joke…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 11, 2012

Daniel Tosh Suggests Audience Rape Woman Who Complains About Rape Jokes

"Tosh 2.0" host and comedian Daniel Tosh suggested an audience rape a woman who complained about rape jokes, asking "Wouldn't it be funny if that girl got raped by, like, five guys right now? Like right now? What if a bunch of guys just raped her?" I just can't even with this one. [Cookies For

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 10, 2012

Protest Today Against Facebook’s Rape Jokes

There's a lot of dodginess on Facebook (status "updates" from your sister's fetus, hello) but there's one thing we cannot tacitly approve by ignoring — rape jokes such as: “Kicking Sluts in the Vagina” "Whats 10 inches and gets girls to have sex with me? my knife"  “I know a silly little bitch that need…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 2, 2011

Whoopi Goldberg Doesn’t Like Rape Jokes

Sometimes it's not what is said that's funny but the reaction to what is said that brings on the LOLs. Take for example the subtle interaction between actress Sofia Vergara, from the new comedy "Modern Family," and Whoopi Goldberg on today's episode of "The View." When the ladies mention that very young-looking Vergara has a…

By: Wendy Atterberry / November 18, 2009

Tuesday Quickies!

Kate Beckinsale hates her butt. Who hates Kate Beckinsale's self-loathing? We do! [Candy Kirby] John McCain is doing a fundraiser with a guy who compared rape to the weather saying, "As long as it’s inevitable, you might as well lie back and enjoy it.” Ick. [Feministing] Girl-on-girl action: why chicks dig other chicks. Cause boo…

By: The Frisky / June 17, 2008

Is Rape Ever Funny?

Touchy subject, I know. Once a week I write a round-up for Jezebel, Gawker Media's women's site, about the misogyny that runs rampant on all of the web's gossip blogs. A frequently targeted topic is the issue of rape. Some of the blogs I read regularly (mostly for Missdemeanors) make tongue-in-cheek, but still extremely offensive…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 5, 2007