“To be fair, the guy/girl with the microphone is always in control. “
Just…I can’t even articulate how stupid this argument is. I don’t have words for it. Just because he possesses some kind of pseudo-authority by being in front of a decently-sized crowd of people holding a microphone…
I get that you’re upset as a rape victim, but don’t take it out on me. I wasn’t approving of what he did or said, I was simply stating that there is a power to being the center of attention, which the guy with the microphone is.
You are taking what I said way too personally. It had nothing to do with the actual rape joke itself, just the fact that he was, indeed, in the position of power. Anybody with a microphone in that situation is.
Do I think what he said was okay? Well, the joke was in poor taste, but that’s Daniel Tosh. What followed was unacceptable.
Tosh says he was joking. Comedians make rape jokes every day, so why is this one getting so much attention? Because Tosh was more than “just kidding.” He was angry. His “joke” was reactive to the so-called heckler who called him out in front of an audience. He used humor to cut her down, to remind her of own vulnerability, to emphasize who was in control. The “joke” ignited a backlash because it was not a joke; it was vastly different from other jokes about rape. The debate over Tosh shouldn’t be “are rape jokes funny?” That’s misdirection: his statement was a wildly inappropriate putdown, reminder, and threat that this woman could be gang-raped, like right now…
“Wouldn’t it be funny if this girl got gang raped right this moment, like right now right now?” That’s not a joke. It’s an invitation.
It. Is. Literally. Impossible. For me to respond to all the messages/tags/e-mails I got about my post last night.
I want to keep my reply short and sweet, because I wasn’t trying to induce a sea of comments. But now I know better. :)
Thank-you all for the sentiments, you are kind people and the…
Everything about this woman is amazing.
Mighty Mighty Bostones - The Impression That I Get
the last time i listened to this i cried. don’t ask why.
At what point was someone going to tell me that this was a thing? Because I had no idea.
This song is literally the embodiment of the only two things I feel strongly about in the entire world, gay rights and ska.
…of Operation Ivy, whom I have the biggest weakness of all for.
Although I have to be honest, this is mostly Ali Tabatabaee with Reel Big Fish behind him.
Reel Big Fish - Beer.
From the DVD “The Show Must Go Off,” and the album “Turn the Radio Off.”
This is my second favorite RBF song of all time, second only to a cover…
this needs to be reposted over and over and over
This is on my wall at home. It’s one of my favorite possessions.
Isn’t this the poster that has had one of its corners hanging for like, the last six years? XD I remember last time I was at your apartment, I was lying in your bed and staring up at it, and I thought “Man, I don’t think this poster has ever been properly secured to this wall…”
A more amusing, live version of the previous song, Paint By Numbers, displaying that even live, they were quite a bit beyond the average ska band.