The other day in class, I mentioned a BuzzFeed article that some women found to be an example of violence against women online. The article was based around a joke that Amy Schumer made about Khloe Kardashian on SNL about losing too much weight. The comment had mixed reviews amongst women. Some women found Amy Schumer’s joke to be quite funny, while other women found the comment to be quite offensive. Khloe Kardashian herself tweeted that she was not fond of the comment. Did you find the BuzzFeed article to be an example of the type of online violence against women that Jacque Wernimont discusses in her article, “A conversation about violence against women or a re-telling of a funny joke?
Here is the article: