I think there is much more to humor than targeted mockery (absurd jokes, puns, comedic plots...). And when there is mockery, it can be in a healthy way (making fun of one's corruption or despicable behaviors, denting the smooth image a company or political party tries to give itself to turn attention away from their actions...) in which case it's called satire. And then some venture in edgier darker themes, take upon race, gender, sexism and yet still there is room for smart jokes in here : if you can turn it into actual criticism of these phenomenons. And yes it has become much harder to do these days because all the alt-right and affiliated say the exact same things but with a different level of interpretations. In the case of the Pussy Melter, to me it feels exactly the same as this : Who in their sane mind would think seriously that using a specific effect will suddenly make you sexually attractive ? It's ok to like or not like Steel Panther, might be over the top, we got the joke now move on etc... I like the suggestion someone made here of them pretending to go clean and religious in a parodic way...but I don't think these guys are trying to empower sexism. Even if they're not 100% parody, wanting to get laid doesn't mean you think women are inferior or should be paid less or treated like shit. Now according to one post in this thread, there have been harassment issues in the crowd at SP shows, and even by the crew. If this is true then this should be adressed as such, maybe the band should make statements as to where the joke stop and where unacceptable behaviors start...but I'd say attacking the pedal's name is completely missing the point.