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Posts tagged “Rape

On Rape and Comedy

This past weekend the Golden Globes Awards annual television event was broadcast.  Long-time favorite pair Tina Fey and Amy Poehler again held the honors of hosting the event, which among many other duties involves a long monologue (dualogue?) to open the ceremony.  During the opening segment, after all the oohing and aahing to congratulate (sometimes sarcastically) the attendees, Amy let drop the semi-awkward joke “In Into the Woods, Cinderella runs from her prince, Rapunzel is thrown from a tower for her prince, and Sleeping Beauty just thought she was getting coffee with Bill Cosby,” after which she and Tina traded impressions of Bill Cosby’s famous Jell-O Pudding Pop commercials, but with pills.  It was brutal, and ugly, and not entirely well pulled off, as you can see below.

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Rape is Never Legitimate

This one takes the cake, SINful friends.  Of all the asinine, uninformed, deliberately ignorant statements I’ve ever heard a politician make — and I’ve been following politics since I was 14 and first picked up an issue of Time Magazine — never have I heard somebody make such a boldly boneheaded statement.

As reported by damn near everybody by now, Republican Senate Candidate Todd Akin of Missouri, during a KTVI-TV (a FOX affiliate in St. Louis), said that he does not believe women can become pregnant during “legitimate rape“.  Now, I don’t know what “legitimate rape” is, because as far as I know there is no such thing.  But wait, there’s more!  Mr. Akin went on to say “From what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare.  If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume maybe that didn’t work or something. I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist.”  I’m sorry, I have to sit down and process this for a minute.  Angry tirade’s full of inappropriate language to follow…

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