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Response to Squinch (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 07:44 PM

8. I think the rape comments were way out of line, and I would agree, more egregious in many ways.

However, what is interesting also is the reaction the comments get- the comedians comments spur immediate revulsion; in fact, this guy's "shtick" if you can call it that, apparently hinges upon people finding his comments horribly over the top.

Still not okay, but the implied social sanction against saying this shit is clear.

Wheras the comments around the johnson-severing, and it's worth noting this wasn't the only case of this on major tv networks (again, another difference) were almost assumed to be set up to get big, hearty laughs from the mostly-female audience.

I think it's worth examining how those comments would have gone over if it had been a man horribly maiming a woman, for instance? Not well.

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