That Time I Stood Up For Lindy West...

So this happened.

Comedian Jim Norton and my current favourite feminist writer, Lindy West, duked it out about whether rape jokes should be permissible in comedy. Both parties make very intelligent and insightful arguments on behalf of which way they lean.

I don’t have beef or favour either side— although I love that Lindy West is getting all Bruce Springsteen about this (except replace blue-collar workers with rape victims).

But then this happened:

http://jezebel.com/if-comedy-has-no-lady-problem-why-am-i-getting-so-many-511214385

And my mind was blown.

So then I felt compelled to do this:

Any such contentious debate, should NOT, JE RÉPÈTE, SHOULD NOT, legitimize such a FOUL, VIOLENT, BORDERLINE-ASSAULT type response to be said to ANYONE.

WHAT’S WRONG WITH PEOPLE.

k.