Opie & Anthony's Slap on the Wrist

Vanessa Valenti: Radio misogynists Opie & Anthony deserved a lot more than a 30-day suspension for their horrendous jokes about rape.
This post originally appeared on Feministing

I know this is a wee late, but I just had to talk about the Opie and Anthony drama that's been going on since last week. Shakes has been following the story on how the two radio talk show hosts have been suspended for featuring a guest, "Homeless Charlie," in their XM radio show who talks about raping Laura Bush and Condoleeza Rice to death.

Because raping and killing someone is SO funny. What's more infuriating is that XM allowed them to continue their show after Opie and Anthony "apologized," which followed them pretty much retracting their apology on the next show. For that, they got a mere 30-day suspension.

The worst part about this that Shakes has also pointed out and why I felt it necessary to bring it up now is the blasé attitude that's resulted in the media coverage on this.

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Vanessa Valenti is an editor for Feministing. She is a graduate of the BA program in Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She has worked with the Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program, NARAL Pro-Choice America and Girls for Gender Equity