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Sun Jul 15, 2012, 06:51 PM

6. I think this clip does fall to the same low standard as a rape joke, but

there was something about the Tosh joke that went farther. A woman annoyed him and in response he said to the men around her, "wouldn't it be great if five guys around her raped her right now."

He was not so much making a joke about rape, it was more an act of aggression against the woman using the very terrible concept of rape.

The equivalent on the "The Talk" clip would be if a man in the audience audibly objected to what the panel was saying and the panel said to the women around him, "why don't you all cut THAT guy's penis off."

There's a threat in what Tosh did, and to me it seems more violent and personal than a comedian making an off color joke about rape.

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