Why We Fight About Comedy
Liz Bugarin stashed this in -isms
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"Then there's the other side (our side) that questions why one portion of society has more of a right to catharsis than we do. The debate gets even more heated when you throw a sensitive topic like rape into the mix. Joking to heal is one thing, but what if a joke doesn't heal? What if it actively hurts? Why should one person be denied catharsis so that a hack comic can make a bad joke and not get called out on it?"