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Is Feminism Funnier and Less Serious? How Snarky Feminism Is Making Strides

Is feminism becoming funnier and less serious? Is that a blow to women’s rights? Last month, Slate Double X’s Katie Roiphe wonders “if the era of earnest popular feminism is over.” She declares a new era of “Mockery Feminism,” in which feminists use humor to ridicule sexism. Roiphe bolsters her argument by using best-selling feminist […]

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Surfing the Rape Wave: What Tosh Teaches About Humor, Power and Privilege

In a promo video hyping Comedy Central’s highest-rated show, host Daniel Tosh promised, “On season 3 of Tosh.0, we’re raping everybody.” The clip’s copy read, “It’s about to get pretty rapey up in here.” Apparently, that should have been printed as a buyer-beware on tickets for Tosh’s gig at the Laugh Factory last weekend. If […]

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