Friday, July 18, 2008

Is McCain Misogynistic?

After the hype-filled, substance-free controversy over The New Yorker Obama cartoon, some are now suggesting that John McCain makes sexist jokes (are there any other kind?).

I'll leave it to others to decide how appropriate this joke is, but I find it laugh-out-loud hilarious.

Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly? Because her father is Janet Reno.

Rape jokes are another matter altogether. They are almost always misogynistic (or anti-Pathan when a Pakistani is telling a rape joke). Leaving that aside, can someone explain where the punchline is in this joke, or if it even exists?

Did you hear the one about the woman who is attacked on the street by a gorilla, beaten senseless, raped repeatedly and left to die? When she finally regains consciousness and tries to speak, her doctor leans over to hear her sigh contently and to feebly ask, ‘Where is that marvelous ape?’

1 comment:

changinguppakistan said...

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