Posts tagged "rape jokes"

The Soapbox: Would You Rather Not Mock Survivors, Tina Fey?

Tina Fey asked Mindy Kaling “Would you rather sleep with Donald Trump or Bill Cosby?”…

Katie Klabusich | September 21, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Adrienne Truscott Does Rape Comedy Right

See, rape jokes can be funny!

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 21, 2015 - 5:30 pm

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…

Katrin Higher | April 11, 2015 - 11:00 am

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…

Katrin Higher | April 14, 2014 - 12:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 29, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 18, 2013 - 11:40 am

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

Jessica Wakeman | July 3, 2013 - 5:30 pm

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…

Dan Solomon | June 3, 2013 - 12:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | January 24, 2013 - 1:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | December 12, 2012 - 5:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 31, 2012 - 10:40 am

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…

Jennifer Baumgardner | July 30, 2012 - 1:00 pm

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.

Jessica Wakeman | July 17, 2012 - 11:20 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 16, 2012 - 4:20 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | July 11, 2012 - 2:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 11, 2012 - 10:40 am

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,…

Jessica Wakeman | July 10, 2012 - 5:40 pm

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:…

Jessica Wakeman | November 2, 2011 - 1:20 pm

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…

Wendy Atterberry | November 18, 2009 - 3:20 pm

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,…

The Frisky | June 17, 2008 - 9:00 pm