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Posts Tagged: Roxan Gay

Joke or Invitation?

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In a thought-provoking Daily Beast essay about Daniel Tosh’s “rape joke” at the Laugh Factory, Rumpus Funny Women editor Elissa Bassist clarifies the distinction between using humor “to cope or to point out the absurdity of a situation” and making a joke to humiliate, threaten, or assert power over another person. Over at Salon, Rumpus […]

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Roxane Gay Interview

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Paper Darts converses with our own essays editor Roxane Gay. Topics of discussion include Edith Wharton, writing about small-town America, literary erotica, teaching, and crossing lines. “Life is pretty cruel so I like writing about both the petty and more significant cruelties we have to face. Is it uncomfortable? Yes. But so is life. It […]

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