I’ve never lifted a hand to a women, I’ve never done anything negative to a women, I’ve always been monogamous,” Carolla told TheDC. “I have a daughter who I love very much, I hire women, I’ve worked with women, I’ve never had an issue with women.”
“I’m a misogynist?” he continued. “Go ask my female producer from my morning show who I worked with for three years or my female producer for ‘Loveline’ for 10 years if I’m a misogynist. Go ask my female boss essentially, what I’ve ever done to them. And the answer is nothing…”
“I just sat here with the owner of this club and he said ‘we do 50 headliners a year and 3 of them are women,” Carolla said. “Like that’s the stats. What do you want me to say?
Daily Caller (no link for Tucker Carlson)
Frankly, the Adam Carolla thing has seemed too stupid to even merit commentary, but his response is so telling. First, there’s the assumption that you’re not a misogynist unless you’re mean or violent to women. Then there’s the assumption that comedy clubs are booking fewer female comedians because women aren’t funny — not, you know, because of the widespread prejudice that women aren’t funny, or because club owners have internalized that prejudice and believe men won’t pay to see women tell jokes, or because the stereotype has become so ingrained that fewer women are even trying to be comedians… etc.