Right, then. So. Permission to hate everyone and everything?
“No one should be spoken to or about the way West has been in the past week. No one.
“We can argue for days about whether rape can or should be joked about, whether it is more or less unspeakable than infanticide or hate crimes or pedophilia or any other type of horrific act. But let the conversation be bigger than that. Don’t just ask if rape can be funny. Ask why a woman’s body is the go-to target for the majority of internet conversation and criticism. Ask why that body is the go-to cause for a complete dismissal of opinion and violence is the go-to threat when a woman is deemed ‘wrong’ on the internet.”
I actually do think you can craft funny jokes about anything if you’re smart about it. George Carlin and Louis CK are great examples. And I’m not a fan of Jim Norton, but he made some great points during their debate, as did she. But the reactions this woman is getting are not well-crafted, or funny, or intelligent — they’re disgusting.