Remember that scene in Dumbo where he's a baby and his mother is rocking him in her trunk and everyone is crying, especially me? That scene wrecked me. Years of therapy can't remove that image from my memory and it wasn't even real.
NBC speeds up late-night transition: Jimmy Fallon immediately replaces Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show; Seth Meyers replaces Fallon; Leno replaces Barbara Walters on The View; Walters joins the cast of Duck Dynasty.
Tosh's joking about rape in a comedy club in the face of what might have an annoying heckler doesn't reach the ignorance of the elected government official, but even Tosh shines a light on the tone deafness on the part of some men on the subject of rape.
When one male comic makes an over-the-line sexist, racist or homophobic joke, all the other male comics, their male producers and their male audiences laugh and defend him. They ignore the hostile climate that their "humor" creates.
Ultimately, no one will care about Tosh. But, someone will care about this: in the time it took me to write this paragraph another woman was raped. Jokes like the one Tosh told perpetuate a culture that not only tolerates this, but encourages it.
What led up to the exchange between Daniel Tosh and a female audience member at the Laugh Factory is an example of comedy being subjective. However, with comedy, people approach it as one-size-fits-all humor, which is really one-size-fits-me.