Cameron Esposito's "Rape Jokes," an hour-long set free to stream, raising money for anti-sexual-violence campaigns


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/06/12/ha-ha-only-angry.html


Rape Jokes: watch Cameron Esposito's standup special about sexual assault
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Wonderful set. Powerful ending.


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/06/12/rape-jokes-watch-cameron-espo.html


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Well I donated. Good set, damn that stuff about “political correctness” needs to be said until it rings from the rafters.


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“I use my very smart brain to control my body… and I think you can too.”

A-freakin’-men.


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Cameron’s comedy was never really my jam but that was really fun and heartfelt. Its passion-based, coherent throughline gave it a special narrative gravity that most comedy sets completely lack, and it finally made me get around to donating to RAINN. Thanks for posting it!


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I went down a clickhole of trumpist Twitter the other day (due to something from the Trumpian events thread, thanks, y’all) and there was this whole horrifying thread of gleeful fascists pushing this story of a woman being brought up on charges of of filing 2 false rape reports. they were so fucking elatedly validated. it was frightening how badly they wanted to deny the ongoing travesty of sexual assault. ugh. this is an antidote.


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I didn’t watch yet but couldn’t help wondering about seeing this ad below an anti sexual violence post - could be taken “the wrong way” ? (image below is a screen grab from the page as it appeared in my browser)


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The way I understand it, for those not using ad-blockers and/or VPN, the ads you see are generated by your browser’s algorithms based upon anything you’ve searched for or clicked on.

For me, there were no ads visible.


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yeah, that had occurred to me… I’m not much of a gamer or much of a porn consumer, but I guess it’s possible I inflicted it on myself somehow - but I sure envy you seeing no ads… I should look into using a blocker, I do find almost any of those ads to be kind of depressing : )


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You totally should.

Ads of any sort have become some kind of anathema to me; any time I somehow find myself unwittingly subjected to them, I feel irrationally annoyed… perhaps because it seems that advertising overall has grown less clever and far more invasive and insulting as I’ve grown older.


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You really should and not just to prevent your eyes being infected with awful clickbait but to stop tracking pixels/cookies, potential malware/viruses etc. A few of us have discussed this before but on this page alone my ublock origin is blocking 4 elements and noscript is preventing 4 scripts from running. Not so bad, right? On blog view (boingboing.net/blog) ublock is blocking 49 elements and noscript is stopping 17 scripts! Some of those scripts i have to allow in order to get any functionality from the site, which is fair enough i suppose but the rest are superfluous to my requirements.


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