Feminists have recently appointed themselves as the new “comedy police”. Bravely opposing the Patriarchy to tell us all what we should, and should not, laugh at.
I have a question for feminists though. If rape Jokes aren’t funny, why do people laugh at them?
Also, how much does a person have to laugh at a rape joke before they are scum? Can they smirk or giggle? Is that ok, feminist overlords?
Nah, I think I’ll laugh at whatever my fucked up sense of humour involuntarily forces me to laugh at. You’re just gonna think I’m a mindless rape machine anyway.
Congrats on being able to laugh at something that literally has 0 effect on you because you’ve obviously never been raped.
With your logic, it should be okay to laugh as people get tortured or murdered because there are some people who think it’s the funnest thing on the planet.
You can take your condescending attitude and shove it up your ass.
Okay, rape jokes are tasteless. But there are rape victims who use humor to coy with their trauma. We have no right to tell them how they settle their situation.
Of course we shouldn’t dictate how survivors cope with their trauma. However, we also have to respect those who’s trauma is triggered by these sorts of jokes, too, and acknowledge that these jokes normalize rape and often take a victim-blaming stance.
Most rapists don’t believe that what they did was rape. This isn’t just your textbook sociopath. These are normal, everyday men with normal lives who rape women and think that what they did was okay. I can get up stats of that if you’d like. When rape jokes are deemed as okay/funny/normal, it reinforces their belief that what they did was acceptable.
I’m not trying to censor freedom of speech or anything here, but rape jokes can be considered a form of slander, which is not covered by the almighty amendment. In addition, we’re also talking about men and women who’ve never been raped who are making these jokes (who make up the majority of people making these jokes) who are defining what is ‘okay’ and what ‘isn’t’… not the rare handful of survivors who use humor to cope with their situation.