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  •  For the last fucking time.... (7+ / 0-)

    ....we're not talking about censorship here. Tosh was perpetuating the rape culture by trying to tell a stupid joke about how freakin' hilarious it'd be if an audience member got gang raped for heckling him. He can say even offensive speech as much as he'd like. But that is not what's at issue here. What's at issue is a) how much of an asshole that makes him (very much of one) and b) why humor like this is PART OF THE PROBLEM. You'll notice that neither me nor any other critics here are suggesting a legislative solution to this problem. But we are pointing out that he's contributing to the rape culture. That's not censorship. That's cultural criticism.

    •  For the last fucking time, (4+ / 0-)

      I'm talking about respect for culture here. I haven't mentioned censorship once.

      Please consider my statements to be criticism of your cultural criticism - and why I think this cultural criticism is wrongheaded and destructive to our society because it undermines cultural respect for free speech.

      And for fuck's fucking sake, Tosh was not "perpetuating the rape culture". Jesus Christ! Any more than Monty Python was "perpetuating crucifixion of martyrs" when they made "Life of Brian".

      Bad art is still art.

      "Think. It ain't illegal yet." - George Clinton | http://ideaddicted.blogspot.com

      by jbeach on Sat Jul 14, 2012 at 01:03:22 PM PDT

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