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View Diary: This week in the War on Women: Wanna hear a joke? You should be raped! Hahaha! (322 comments)

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  •  wait, are you talking to me? (0+ / 0-)

    Where did I defend rape jokes?  I said explicitly many times in this thread that the 'jokes' reportedly made by tosh were terribly offensive.  The only ones I said were funny were the ones that Kali herself said were funny.  Is Kali defending rape jokes or precious pornography?

    I used to read Bitch magazine quite a lot, and one of the things  I appreciated about it, and feminism in general, if that magazine can represent it as such, was that their was always a great spirit of dialogue and respect in it about differing views of feminism and it's role in society.  I found that really fascinating and it made for good reading.  Unfortunately I don't see that spirit so much in this discussion.

    •  No, I don't think your.... (0+ / 0-)

      ....comments were really what I had in mind. It was more of a general observation. And, to be clear, I'm NOT talking about censorship or government regulation here; I don't support that, I doubt most feminists do. I am just talking about cultural criticism. Like, I think pornographers have a right to make porn, but at the same time, I think they're very sexist and should be criticized as such. Rush Limbaugh has the right to say he thinks Donovan McNabb started for the Eagles only because he's black and I have the right to say he's a racist asshole for saying so. I also have the right to ask ESPN to not continue to employ Rush Limbaugh because of those comments. Reason being, "jokes" like Limbaugh's shouldn't be considered okay. Same with rape jokes. Again, acceptable as free speech, but not immune from criticism.

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