It's a long clip and I understand most people don't want to get into the whole thing, but his overview of the example joke he uses starts at around for those interested (the joke is used to support other arguments in the debate, but the whole debate does not centre around the use of jokes/satire as a tool toward illuminating social hypocrisy, so I don't want anyone to think the whole thing is about such jokes)._GD69Cc20rw Is this kind of thing really necessary? Even if you believe the image is perpetuating something you do not support, stooping to what you believe to be a lower level is not the way to go about changing anything, imo.One of my favourite gay bloggers, Joe My God, ( has posted this Second City video and I wanted reactions. Maybe its just me, I found it so silly, that I saw it as more anti matter than not... If they'd put a man in the place of the "cougar lesbians" NOBODY would think it funny.I posted a comment under the nic *rapeisnotfunny* on his site which lets you know my feelings on it. I am very disappointed that he would have this on his site and that Second City created it. UTPq GNjt Cls&feature=player_embeddedhi How Soon Is Now!!! But I think that it wasn't men ,was kinda the point. I think the word "twat" describes the idiots who made this.In some ways, that is part of the reflective point of satire.Why not use it in such a manner, consequently stripping it of the power with which you believe it to be endowed? Even if you believe the image is perpetuating something you do not support, stooping to what you believe to be a lower level is not the way to go about changing anything, imo.I think that they were trying to be funny and missed it by a long shot. I see the world from a comedic perspective so I can understand the satire.
And even if it was not meant as a satire by the original creator (which we still don't know yet, as far as I've seen), there is also the case of inadvertant satire that can function just as well toward that aim.
It perpetuates what appears to be the entire qualm you have with the video.
An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind, as they say. I really do, but I also think this particular clip could be construed as anti-lesbian and anti-woman to some. All satire can be misconstrued as anti- whatever the subject matter happens to be.
I may be alone in thinking that, but pieces that are denigrating to women aren't funny. In the same way that the tired old frat boy type jokes aren't funny to me. In some ways, that is part of the reflective point of satire.
How many people do you think watched Borat and thought Sacha Baron Cohen was actually perpetuating sexism, racism, homophobia among other subjects he touched upon?