Comic Rob Delaney on Porn, Sobriety, Twitter, and Feminism

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  1. Tom Matlack says:

    Wow, what a *great* article. Specially like this:

    “I will continue to talk about eating pussy and the necessity of it as a political act. That’s a joke, sort of, but I really, really want to champion women with my comedy. Sexism and misogyny still run rampant in our world and in our culture and it will be the death of us if we don’t seek to counter it in our own lives. So I do focus on women a bit more in my comedy, because I think that destructive sexism is sort of the final frontier in prejudice. It would seem that racism and homophobia are closer to extinction than is sexism.”

    • Yeah, I watched the clip and his vociferous and detailed entthuasiasm for eating pussy… made my heart skip a beat.

      Hey, Rob, if things don’t work out with Mrs. Rob… call me. I’ll invite you to lunch at the Y.

      ;-)

  2. Incredibly talented comic and writer – and always appreciate you standing up for women the way you do Rob. X Julie

  3. Your/you’re tainted it for me.

  4. You are such a funny and inspiring man, Rob. Please never stop.

  5. I’m NOT a feminist, because I believe in equality and human rights.

    I think feminist hating is an honorable and viable political act.

    What’s Wrong and What Right with Contemporary Feminism?
    By Christina Hoff Sommers.

    A worthy read for anyone who cares about justice and equality.

    http://www.aei.org/docLib/20090108_ContemporaryFeminism.pdf

    “gender feminists tend to see conventional masculinity as a pathology and the source of much of what is wrong in the world”

    • Blah blah blah blah blah… I hate feminists… blah blah blah blah blah …. women suck…. blah blah blah….

    • SecondBeach says:

      Except that this comic can reconcile masculinity with the better parts of feminism.

    • Curtis Penfold says:

      You’re attacking a straw man, Denis.

      Your take this very extreme view of feminism and attribute it with all of feminism. It’s as ridiculous as saying the following about these other ideologies:

      1) Republicans hate women.

      2) Democrats hate America.

      3) Green activists are O.K. with eco-terrorism.

      4) Muslims are terrorists.

      5) Christians hate gay people

      6) Atheists think religion should be illegal.

      Do you see how ridiculous you sound, Dennis?

  6. I started following Rob after Will Arnett mentioned him in a tweet. He is now, hands-down, my favorite thing about Twitter.

  7. Could you please stop reloading this page and run ads while I’m reading? It’s very annoying.
    Next time I visit I probably just copy & paste the artice and scurry the f out of here immediately.

    Oh, it was great. I just tweeted it. Bye.

    • Could not agree more John – about the constant reloading of the website! Good Men Project – please stop this – I love your website but this annoying habit it has makes me want to stop visiting.

  8. Henry Vandenburgh says:

    I think victim feminism is a real problem. It keeps women down and is dangerous to both women and men. I do support a robust feminism that promotes women’s strengths. I think that generally the stuff about misogyny is overblown. It’s important to have justice and salary parity, but the culture war stuff just keeps a false feminism going for the benefit of some women and men, mostly academics.

    Very onboard with eating pussy BTW.

    One of the drawbacks of this site is that articles frequently seem to verge on being written for sort of victim feminist approval. I think the “good” man business almost falls into this, and sometimes partakes of a “bad” man stereotype.

    • Oh, I’m so glad you as a man can explain what good feminism and bad feminism is…

      Precisely like how white people have the right to say what is real racism or not real racism…

      • When feminism stops claiming to the Revealed Word on gender issues, when it stops claiming to be the Solution For Men and gender expectations, then maybe your tired little dismissal will have some merit. Until then, you just make an idiot of yourself repeating it.

        Because if feminism doesn’t include men, as full members who can comment on it and shape it as much as women can, then it’s irrelevant to us. And if it’s irrelevant to us, why should we take it or its concerns or its claims seriously?

        • Agreed.

          I seriously don’t know why anybody takes feminism seriously anymore anyway?! Have you read anything about feminism? Seriously…

          • Poester99 says:

            He’s pretty funny.

            It’s obvious that politics are not very important to him, which is fine.

            Calling himself a feminist is a almost like a pickup line, and part of his act, even though he is married.
            He’s much more of an egalitarian than a feminist, which is also mentioned in the article.

      • typhonblue says:

        So… let me get this straight.

        Feminism is what men need but they have no right to discuss its virtues and vices.

        Sounds very… orwellian.

      • “Oh, I’m so glad you as a man can explain what good feminism and bad feminism is…
        Precisely like how white people have the right to say what is real racism or not real racism…”

        And for those who argue about feminism being the same as egalitarian, case in point. Only females can define feminism? And seriously? comparing gender equality rights to racial rights???

        Cmon egalfeminists, where are you to speak out against that comment?
        I guess I am a privileged male and need to shutup about these matters of course because only women know what feminism is and what are beneficial and harmful actions of feminism. To use your trick, I guess it’d be like white people seeing how harmful having slaves would be? Nah, white people could never spot that harm. *Shakes fist at white men*
        /sarcasm….

  9. I take it back, the article isn’t that great and Rob is pretty much the feminist’s prison bitch.
    I have reasons to suspect him of being a member of Scientology too. And this website ‘sucks ass’.

  10. This dude is whack. He’s totally trying to cop Louis CK’s delivery, style, and timing. Too bad he didn’t include the humor.

  11. zjsimon says:

    I like no BS feminist men more than I distrust people who don’t drink, so I’ll look at his tweets I guess ;p

  12. Why is “feminism unnecessary” and in how far is “being equalitarian” different to being feminism?
    Feminism is reaction to a society where women still have fewer options in many areas than men – and not nearly as much access to power as men. Denying feminism is necessary is denying that these problems exist. And yes, men do suffer too, but under the same old fashioned conceptions of male and female…if you have any awareness of how restricting the current male roles are, you do so mostly thank to feminism which has questioned gender roles for decades.

    • Denying feminism is necessary is denying that these problems exist.
      No it isn’t and that’s a kinda the problem. Trying to tie feminism into the problems and acting like feminism is some integral necessity in which the problem cannot possibly be talked about or solved without it is an illusion.

      if you have any awareness of how restricting the current male roles are, you do so mostly thank to feminism which has questioned gender roles for decades.
      As long as you bear in mind that the past work of feminism doesn’t somehow grant it some sort of special status where it is beyond question or reproach from the outside.

  13. Everyone thinks this is so simple…. we live in a big world… there is a lot of messed up stuff happening. Sure… this guy is being “honest”. He’s funny. Sounds like he is open to learning some things. He’s getting the word out about pussy….. oh boy…. seems like if a funny guy talks… people listen eh? Anyhow…….he does claim some of the more important characteristics of a man trying to be a feminist. Woo hoo! Yay! and Cool! Sincerely…. and….. sex trafficking and children being targeted is actually happening in this world in this day and age…. and while a lot of us may not be directly affected by it… there are a lot of us “humans” that are creating an ugly world for a lot of people – women and girls in particular… but also men and boys… and sure… violence begets violence and perpetrators are most likely victims… but some of the “innocent” porn out there…. not so innocent… and where do we draw the lines… and if people are suffering “some place else”…. well? Do we hear them? Or do we choose not to? I’ve got a really amazing imagination… so I really don’t need porn… never did… I guess I’m lucky like that…. Sure…. we are sexual beasts…. I imagine most of us reading this are adults. Mature? Well that’s another question. Do we live in a misogynist reality still? Yes. Is feminism divisive? I don’t think so. And yet… yeah… it might seem like cause we live in a messed up culture where most people are actually telling themselves little lies just in order to get out of bed in the morning…. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=387033248098671&set=a.368654333269896.1073741827.368646556604007&type=1&theater

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