Tuesday night reading?
Okay. I had two webpages open on my computer to read when I got home today, and I think they are both worth sharing.
I don’t remember who brought these to my attention or where they came from, either FB or tumblr… If you recently shared one of these then it was probably you and I apologize profusely for the lack of credit. So… sorry. I didn’t mean to. And I’ll gladly fix this if you let me know.
Anyway, here goes:
Patton Oswalt’s A closed letter to myself about thievery, heckling and rape jokes is an excellent read about those three issues. He has thought-provoking points about the craft of comedy and also about being willing to change perspective and to be wrong from time to time.
To my daughter on Father’s Day: Sorry I used to be a sexist by Mo Elleithee is, I suppose, of a similar vein to Oswalt’s third topic, albeit in terms that are a little broader and easier to digest.
I am currently working in violence against women/children, so you may see this become a more prevalent theme as the summer progresses.