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NPR Cuts Ties With Film Critic After Rape Joke

David Edelstein made 'Last Tango in Paris' joke after Bernardo Bertolucci's death

(Newser) - New York magazine film critic David Edelstein has been booted as a contributor to NPR's Fresh Air after an ill-advised joke made in the wake of director Bernardo Bertolucci's death. Edelstein posted a still shot of the rape scene from Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris that he... More »

Prez Candidate's Popularity Surges After Rape Remarks

Rodrigo Duterte's front-runner lead before May presidential elections is widening

(Newser) - Philippines presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte has made quite a name for himself both at home and abroad with his zero-tolerance approach to crime and colorful language, including a recent rape "joke" he made about a murdered Australian missionary. But the outraged response from his opponents and prominent women's... More »

Facebook Removes 'Rape Joke' Pages

Women's groups weren't laughing

(Newser) - Following months of pressure from women's rights group, Facebook has finally removed a series of "rape joke" pages. "There is no place on Facebook for content that is hateful, threatening, or incites violence," said the company after the pages were pulled. But some of the pages... More »

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