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ESPN announcers drool over quarterback’s girlfriend, illustrate football’s culture of entitlement

Originally posted in Feministing

TweetSo there was a big football game yesterday. And while I boycotted it, apparently ESPN announcers Kirk Herbstreit and Brent Musburger had some time between plays to devote to ogling the Alabama quarterback’s girlfriend. Some real classy stuff: “When you’re a quarterback at Alabama, you see that lovely lady there? She does go to Auburn, I’ll [...]
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Watch Jamie Kilstein tell funny rape jokes

Originally posted in Feministing

TweetJamie Kilstein reminisces about when he went on TV and said “rape is bad” and then the internet exploded. Thanks, Jamie, for demonstrating how to be an outspoken male feminist–and for proving once again that there are, in fact, funny rape jokes. Anyone have time to write up a transcript in the comments? Much appreciated! Update: [...]
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Sarah Silverman demonstrates how to make a rape joke

TweetOne of my favorite things about a lot of the feminist response to Daniel Tosh’s rape “joke” is the way it’s taken a nuanced approach to the issue instead of repeating the tired soundbite that no rape jokes are funny. As Maya said in the Weekly Feminist Reader: “If there’s one thing the Daniel Tosh [...]
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‘I’ve reached the end of my tolerance for this as a human’

Originally posted in Feministing

TweetTrigger warning. Iman al-Obeidi is courage personified. She stormed a restaurant at the Rixos hotel in Tripoli where a lot of foreign journalists were gathered last week and testified that Q troops had detained her a checkpoint, tied her up, abused her, then led her away to be gang raped. Check out this interview with [...]
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