Sandra Bernhard has been cut from an upcoming appearance at a Boston women's shelter following her joke about Sarah Palin being gang-raped.
Bernhard said her words were taken out of context. The PR director for the shelter said "[We] don't think violence against women is a laughing matter."
It's still disappointing to hear Bernhard defend her joke. "In no way am I making any sort of joke about crimes against women — quite the contrary. I'm speaking out about someone who doesn't do enough to protect women." Sure, sure.
"I think if you look at the real issues I'm addressing, my intent becomes clear." Not so much.
Wevs, Sandra. But good on Rosie's Place, the aforementioned women's shelter, for doing the right thing.