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Verbal Assault: The Abuse and Debasement of “Rape”

Monday, Sept. 28, was a good day for the sexual assault euphemism.
Discussing the Roman Polanski case with the ladies of The View, Whoopi Goldberg mitigated accusations that Polanski drugged and raped a 13-year-old girl by insisting that the crime wasn’t “rape-rape.” In a statement to the United Nations that same day, Vatican rep Archbishop Silvano [...]

Maxim Recognizes Female Comedians—As Sucking!

While writing a preview of Paula Poundstone's upcoming D.C. stand-up gig for this week's newspaper (full disclosure: I was kinda into to Poundstone as a kid, during my cat phase) I stumbled upon Maxim's list of the "Worst Comedians of all Time." Of the 12 comics listed, six—Judy Tenuta, Kathy Griffin, Sandra Bernhard, Margaret Cho, [...]