Sarah Silverman angers men with rape prevention tips tweet
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Writer-Comedian Sarah Silverman, winner of the Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special Award for "Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles", poses in the press room during the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Comedian Sarah Silverman has never been one to shy away from controversy. Over the weekend, Silverman retweeted a list of tongue-in-cheek rape prevention tips aimed at men. Quartz reports that the list was first included in a 2011 blog post.
The list includes such tips as "Don't put drugs in women's drinks" and "When you encounter a woman who is asleep, the safest course of action is to not rape her."
The list was given a high profile boost after appearing on Silverman’s official Twitter account. Not everyone appreciated the satirical list, and a group of men blasted Silverman for posting it.
Women were overall more supportive.
Silverman’s tweet has been retweeted thousands of times.