Many of you might remember the controversy that was caused by comedian Daniel tosh making a rape jokes during one of his stand up routines. A female (likely a feminist) heckler then took it as a cue to have a social justice panic attack and scolded him in the middle of his routine…
“Rape is never funny, just don’t joke about it”, she said.
There’s something particularly disgusting about the type of person that can’t attend a comedy special, knowing that the comedian is there to make humorous, and sometimes crass and offensive jokes, without interjecting their damned victim narrative the moment one of the jokes targets the group they identify with. I’m reminded of Isaac Hayes, the voice actor who played the chef on the raunchy adult comic series south park. Hayes spent dozens of episodes on south park trashing multiple demographics, making jokes about any and everyone else’s belief system with no hesitation, but ended up quitting the show once south park made the decision to ridicule his religion, that is, scientology.
Anyway, Tosh being a comedian is expected, when heckled, to provide some sort of witty comeback to the heckler. It is a hallmark of a proven quality comedian to do so, we expect them to be able to think on their feet, owning anyone who would dare to interrupt their show with a sharp tongued quip designed to make them implode back into their seats in embarrassment. The problem was that in this case, Tosh was dealing with the topic of rape. More specifically, he was dealing with a woman offended by a rape joke. It’s a lose lose situation, had Tosh beat her down with a verbal bitch-smack, he would have been accused of trivializing rape, had he instead decided to apologize, he would’ve lost face in the eyes of the audience. Tosh, in response to the heckler ended up saying:
“Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl got raped by like, five guys right now? Like right now? What if a bunch of guys just raped her?”
In my opinion, he panicked. The fact that we expect a comedian to get up on stage, remember all of his jokes, deliver all of them in a way that does not seem to be contrived or rehearsed, and, in the event that some entitled SJW female is triggered by a joke that sounds a little too rapey, deliver a quick ad libbed retort to neutralize her is a little much. And Tosh, although very funny perhaps could not think of anything else to say.
So a controversy ensued, the media got their pound of flesh and to my knowledge, Tosh is still hosting his successful show, plugging along, still making us laugh. For the most part, it is forgotten. It is forgotten, but it’s very possible that Daniel Tosh’s career has been permanently hindered as a result. I do not foresee any future blockbuster comedy flicks with Daniel Tosh in them, he is marked.
If he has any measure of success it will be tinged with the feminist kiss of death, reminding him and the world that one day, years ago, he said a joke a woman didn’t like and didn’t commit career suicide by profusely apologizing in the middle of his stand up routine to a heckler on a moral high horse. You see, when it comes to jokes men have to always be on gaurd. The social justice warriors thrive off of this stuff. Inserting themselves into someone else’s good time and redirecting the attention to them, because apparently the universe has conspired against them, directing its entropy toward the single goal of getting someone somewhere to say things specifically designed to oppress them with… well, with words I guess.
Over at the feminist coven Jezebel an article titled How to Teach an Ancient Rape Joke shows the lengths that these people will go to engage in acts of self congratulatory moral outrage, bitching at their professors who read to them the Roman poet Ovid’s Metamorphoses without notifying their pupils that it contained “triggering language” surrounding rape. Yes, it’s gotten this bad. That stories dating back to Rome that our species has deemed of immense value, enough value to continue to reprint them up till present, cannot be read back to these people without a warning that they may have to endure some adult themes.
What happened apparently is that an “undergraduate woman and sexual assault survivor” was;
“triggered by a classroom experience with Ovid’s Metamorphoses, in which the professor discussed the language and imagery in the rape stories of Daphne and Persephone without acknowledging the violence of the subject.”
Yes, we must apologize for triggering people with rapes fictionally dreamed up by the romans, in the year 2015. They continued on saying:
Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” is a fixture of Lit Hum, but like so many texts in the Western canon, it contains triggering and offensive material that marginalizes student identities in the classroom. These texts, wrought with histories and narratives of exclusion and oppression, can be difficult to read and discuss as a survivor, a person of color, or a student from a low-income background.
Damned petulant little brats the lot of them.
How different the reaction is when the comedian is a woman. Female comedian Amy Schumer is the latest feminist darling being paraded as the most recent iteration of the token “see? women can be funny too!” memetic. Schumer earned accolades from the feminist establishment for a humorless sketch called “Football town lights”. Amidst all of the controversy with domestic violence in the NFL, Schumer mocked it by playing the alcoholic wife of a coach in a friday night lights style parody where the coach whipped the team into shape by instituting a “no raping rule” much to the chagrin of the players. Watch it below.
I can see why the feminists love Schumer so much. In one fell swoop she managed to insert jokes about the fallacious concept of rape culture, while attacking an all male sports institution (the NFL). Given that this female comedian didn’t take the traditional route female comedians usually do, choosing not to joke about her period or some other disgusting aspect of her femaleness, it was lauded as “good comedy” from a feminist perspective.
“Good” being simply not horrible in this case, feminist inspired comedy tops out at mediocre, followed by guilting everyone for not liking their stand up routines. I suppose that if the SJW’s are going to run around perpetually offended then I’ll take a whack at it as well. Schumer ran into a bit of her own controversy when she made some off color remarks about latinos during her standup routine.
“I used to date Hispanic guys, but now I prefer consensual!”
Outrage, Horror Shock, Racism! Am I doing it right?
Not smarmy enough right? Ok I’ll try again.
Ahem… Well I think that this narrative being peddled is very minority exclusionary and anyone who respects diversity and intersectionality, would find a way to be funny without saying that and blah blah blah….
Man…thats exhausting!. Even trying to sound like a social justice warrior has me feeling full of self loathing and fatigue.
But I will say that a female comedian championing the fight against “rape culture” with a barely funny parody of friday night lights portraying men as being inherently prone to rape, sure has a lot of nerve contributing to the “hot blooded latino” trope, which is a form of rape culture, or I should say “rape blaming culture” in and of itself.
You see, in order for feminists to perpetuate the idea of a pervasive rape culture, someone must of course be doing the raping. The ones doing the raping are, according to feminists, men. Never women, only men, and we conspire together to reinforce rape culture within every level of society… According to feminists.
But not only do feminists fabricate this rape culture out of thin air, they also reveal their deep seated racism with their new feminist humor. White women getting up on stage joking about how hispanic men are prone to rape, how tolerant. Perhaps you remember Heidi Jones, the white weather-woman who led the NYPD on a wild goose chase in Manhattan claiming that a hispanic man had raped her and was still at large. Her story ended up being completely false, with Heidi later admitting that she made up the entire thing for sympathy. Who knows how many police hours were expended chasing down Jones’s made up assailant. Who knows if her story was so unquestionably believed, despite numerous inconsistencies, because of the “rape blame” culture that comedians like Amy Schumer perpetuate?
In the end, I think comedy is comedy, and I don’t think that Amy Schumer should be censored. As a hispanic man, I’m not offended… IF, these comics stop being offended whenever others joke about rape, if SJW hecklers start getting laughed out of the building for interrupting a comedy show with their nonsense. If and when that happens, then I could care less about Schumers racist jokes. Until then, I say she should be held to the same standards that her politically correct sycophants that celebrated her portraying all men as prone to rape hold others to.
And it appears this is exactly what is happening, with Schumer now apologizing for her controversial jokes about hispanic men. Once again the SJW’s eat their own. Ah well, maybe people will learn not to give in to their demands, but I’m not holding my breath.