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Jeff Dorchen's segment last week was not problematic: A segment by Jeff Dorchen.


I kept writing. What does that say about me? I think we all know the answer to that. But it also says we who are wrapped in the winding sheet of toxic masculinity have normalized fear, and in this case homophobic fear, of rape as a slapstick device. That's part of what I meant to convey. I had hoped that screed of mine was sufficiently sickening to carry a sense of gallows fatalism. That was some of what I was feeling as I set the words down. I can't deny it was repulsive. It was.

In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen explains to you what sarcasm is, and why you didn't understand his last Moment of Truth about raping Bill Cosby in prison, which was sarcasm by the way, if you didn't get it, and need it explained to you in this segment. Didn't listen to last week's MOT? Go back, don't get it, and listen to this one.

Read the transcript here

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Jeff Dorchen

Jeff is a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, fiction writer, poet, playwright and screenwriter. He's been a playwright, songwriter, and performer with Chicago's Theater Oobleck since 1988, a writer and actor with Red Baron Films since 2000, and a contributor to This Is Hell! since 1996. He currently lives in Los Angeles.


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