Louis CK on the Rape Joke controversy.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jul 17, 2012
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Louis CK on Jon Stewart, on the Daniel Tosh Rape Joke controversy.

We all take ourselves too seriously. We all need to shut up, and listen.

Men, listen. Women, shut up. Now we can get back to killing the Jews.

On comedy vs. taking ourselves too seriously vs. listening and learning and community. Love this:

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Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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9 Responses to “Louis CK on the Rape Joke controversy.”

  1. Jennifer says:

    Until men take responsiblity for the fact that they are the ones who are essential, and essentially missing, in the movement to end violence against women, we will continue to perpetuate a culture where one in three women will be sexually or physically assualted. A threat that faces one third of all women is not a joke. It's not a "feeling". A real man would not joke about how funny it would be for a woman to be gang raped. And a real man would not make excuses for someone who does. Comedian or not.

  2. hkoren says:

    What is interesting to me about this whole controversy is that we don't see many comedians making funny jokes about murder and pedophilia. Can't these crimes have hilarious aspects to them also?

  3. Dearbhla says:

    Really Waylon?
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  4. Mariucc says:

    Jon Stewart does not appear to be feeling this at all. Love him.

  5. Jennifer says:

    Agreed, I love how uncomfortable Jon Stewart looks during this interview. And I think I should clarify my first post. Over 90% of rapists are men who rape women. Now, women do rape and sexually assault their women partners, and women also rape and sexully assault men, and men rape and sexually men. BUT, statistics demonstrate that men, in general, are the problem.

    What I meat to convey is that men are also the solution. Women have been working for decades to end violence against women through prevention, education, awareness, and support for survivors. But the fact that rape jokes are considered funny, shows us how far we still have to go. And the only way we will get there, is if men, all of them as individuals take responsiblity, not just the "enlightened ones", and join women in recognizing that rape and sexual assault are not "women's issues" that they affect everyone. And I agree, we need to end violence altogether. But we're talking about rape here, so that's where my comment is directed. And I do apologize for the binary sex/genders, because this discourse really applies to everyone.

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