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How Rape Jokes Contribute to Rape Culture

Madeline Wahl | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
Madeline Wahl

The shock that materializes at the realization that someone close to you has been raped or sexually assaulted shatters reality and questions whether there is actually good in the world.

The Social Network: Why HLN's New Millennial-Friendly Direction Is Likely To Suck

Chez Pazienza | Posted 04.14.2014 | Media
Chez Pazienza

Given that the only time anyone watches HLN is when a white, attractive woman has allegedly killed her child or boyfriend, or is on trial for it, HLN could definitely use a makeover.

2013: The Year of Our Outrage

Chez Pazienza | Posted 02.25.2014 | Media
Chez Pazienza

Maybe the tools of quickfire social media outrage really do ensure that the guilty no longer go unpunished for their crimes. But is there a cost for that?

'Tosh.0' Isn't Going Anywhere

Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

Comedy Central is staking a serious claim in Daniel Tosh, recently renewing his series, "Tosh.0," for three more seasons. The renewal will take the co...

Please Stop Sending Me Links to Crying Baby Elephants

Alison Rosen | Posted 11.17.2013 | Media
Alison Rosen

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.

REVEALED: The Best Cities For Cultivating A Bromance

Posted 07.03.2013 | Los Angeles

Bros. You may not know the subculture's name, but you've definitely seen them. Found mostly in rich college towns, bros run in packs, wear their su...

What Happens When Women Tell Rape Jokes?

Gina Barreca | Posted 08.06.2013 | Comedy
Gina Barreca

The funny woman wields humor in such a way as to remove one gag (through her refusal of silence), even as she makes another -- a joke. Thus, she simultaneously resists shutting down and shutting up.

A Timeline: The Next Year of Late-Night Television

Spencer Green | Posted 06.05.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

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.

Are Rape Jokes Funny?

Paul Krassner | Posted 10.30.2012 | Comedy
Paul Krassner

Even in a joke, why should women be assaulted because men made the laws? What's funny is always subjective but not incapable of alteration.

Let's Make Fun of Akin -- Not Rape

Karen Bergreen | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Karen Bergreen

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.

Rape and Women's Voice

Michael Kimmel | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Michael Kimmel

To believe that you can change the meaning of a word by turning it into a metaphor or a joke is the essence of male entitlement.

Carol Hartsell

When It Comes To Comedians, Where Is The Line?

HuffingtonPost.com | Carol Hartsell | Posted 08.13.2012 | Comedy

On July 20, a man walked into a crowded theater in Aurora, Colorado and shot 59 people, killing 12. On July 26, not quite a week later, a man walk...

A Reminder That Comedy Should Never, Ever Be Controversial

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 07.30.2012 | Comedy

If you're not following Colin Quinn (@iamcolinquinn) on Twitter, you really, really should be. If you know him only as a Weekend Update anchor -- or t...

Comedy vs. Being the Bully

Lianna Carrera | Posted 09.24.2012 | Comedy
Lianna Carrera

There's a difference between comedians and the bullies, and we know it. Comedy remembers responsibility to something, and most of time that is to a sense of decency, timing, and place.

WATCH: Tosh's New Show Gets NSFW Preview

Posted 07.23.2012 | Comedy

In the wake of comedian Daniel Tosh's rape joke controversy earlier this month, it was reported that he was working fast to edit similar jokes out of ...

Why We Take Our Comedians More Seriously Than Our News Anchors

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 09.19.2012 | Comedy
Nicholas Ferroni

Humor has always been the best way to swallow and accept the obvious exploitation of political office and the misbehavior of politicians.

Last Week In Crazy

Posted 07.17.2012 | Comedy

It's hard to keep track of the biggest blunders in the news each week, but as a public service, we've done the heavy lifting for you with the Psychome...

Five Women Comics Funnier Than Daniel Tosh (and No Rape Jokes)

Sally Kohn | Posted 09.16.2012 | Comedy
Sally Kohn

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.

Louis CK: 'I Had No Idea' About Tosh Rape Joke Controversy

Posted 09.16.2012 | Comedy

Comedian Louis CK found himself in some hot water last week after posting what appeared to be a tweet of support for comedian Daniel Tosh amidst the p...

Forget Tosh -- The Outrage Isn't the Joke, It's the Laughter

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 09.15.2012 | Comedy
Soraya Chemaly

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.

WATCH: Melissa Harris-Perry Weighs In On Controversy

Posted 07.16.2012 | Media

Melissa Harris-Perry weighed in on the recent controversy surrounding Daniel Tosh's rape joke on her Sunday MSNBC show. Tosh recently apologized f...

Patton Oswalt Thinks Tosh Critics Are 'Dangerous'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 07.16.2012 | Comedy

In the aftermath of Daniel Tosh's now-infamous Laugh Factory performance in which the Comedy Central star allegedly told an audience member that "it w...

Daniel Tosh vs. The Age of Outrage

Chez Pazienza | Posted 09.13.2012 | Entertainment
Chez Pazienza

By now you're probably well aware of the person and incident at the center of the latest episode of the long-running pop culture series, "You're Not Allowed To Say That Because It'll Make Me Cry."

'Most' Of Daniel Tosh's New Show Reportedly About Rape

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 07.13.2012 | Comedy

Comedian Daniel Tosh has already apologized for directing a rape joke toward a female audience member, but now he may be scrambling to make sure anoth...

Rape Jokes Are Funny if They're Funny

Mike Amato | Posted 09.12.2012 | Comedy
Mike Amato

I'm not particularly obsessed with offensive humor but more with how humor works. My philosophy on such humor has always been simple: It's offensive till proven funny.