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Sexist joke in Diggnation Podcast

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In November 2008 Digg founder Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht made a "joke" about acts of violence in their Diggnation podcast:

"there is only one time you can strike [a woman -] if she kicks you in the balls, you have the ability and the right, to punch her in the teat - it's just like that - it's kinda like tit for tat [Albrecht talks then Kevin again] It hurts them, it does too - or take a scissors to the teat" (Kevin makes cutting action with hand)

Marshall Kirkpatrick said that the advocating of cutting was the offensive part, since advocating cutting a man's sexual organs would be also be out of line. Another problematic part is advocating "tit for tat" at all (even without the pun), instead of reasonable self-defence measures.


Marshall Kirkpatrick on rww blogged:

if a woman went on Diggnation and talked about how it's ok to cut men's genitals with scissors that would be a very big deal to a lot of people.

Kevin Rose issued an apology.

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