Louis C.K., The Daily Show, 7/16/12. (via hulksmashes)
lou i knew you were smart
woah is this for real because if so I am pleased
But then he goes on to say how he can still appreciate a good rape joke and all discussions about this just bring gender into it too much, particularly women arguing about what they feel and men need to just tell them yeah, we listened to your feelings, now shut up. And he prefaced this by saying, “It’s also a fight between comedians and feminists, which are natural enemies. Because stereotypically speaking, feminists can’t take a joke and comedians can’t take criticism. So to one side you say if you can’t take a joke, stay out of the comedy clubs.” CK deserves no pass.
Reblogged for commentary. I actually think this was the worst possible way he could have handled it. First, he didn’t take any responsibility for supporting Tosh in the first place, then he insinuated that the root of all of this was feminists not having a sense of humor (though he was careful to balance it out with (much milder) criticisms of comedians- that they can’t take criticism). Then, when some people in the crowd booed his comment about feminists not having a sense of humor, he pulled the “See?” card- because objecting to what he was saying is apparently the same thing as not having a sense of humor.
Reblogging for additional commentary. It really did come off as, “Yeah I learned a little bit about rape culture that I didn’t know before but I don’t actually give a damn about it. Joking about rape pays our bills so shut up.” I don’t understand how someone could watch this interview and JUST take away the above quote. That just seems really disingenuous to the interview as a whole.
I’ve read some blogs during this whole [rape joke controversy] that have enlightened me. This woman said how rape is something that polices women’s lives. They have a narrow corridor. They can’t go out late, they can’t go to certain neighborhoods, they can’t dress a certain way…I never…that’s part of me now that wasn’t [there] before.