Think of something stupid or cruel you could say “in jest” about a woman who practices the law.
She only prosecutes domestic violence because she’s a woman.
Women lawyers are just liberal feminazis.
She’s just a politician. She doesn’t really know the law.
You know the difference between a woman lawyer and a pit bull? Lipstick.
What a b—h.
This is the tip of the iceberg. I’ve heard much worse, especially since my wife decided to run for Circuit Judge. My blood starts to boil whenever I hear such ignorant blather. I’ve certainly formulated responses I’d like to make to the people who share such “jokes” even though I don’t share them.
However, I’ve never hit anybody for saying stupid things about my wife.
As everyone knows, Oscar winner Will Smith did just that on Sunday night. When Chris Rock made jokes about the appearance of Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, who has alopecia, Will Smith marched across the stage, slapped Rock in the chops, and continued to make threats against Rock. It was so dramatic that the first response of many viewers was to assume it had been planned. It’s Hollywood, right?
Whether or not Rock’s jokes were actually funny comes down to subjective judgment. Plenty of people in the audience laughed. Pinkett-Smith certainly didn’t. At what point do the words in a joke become fighting words?