Rape is not a joke no matter how lighthearted.
For every rape”joke” you have managed to remind thousands of women about an incident they can never erase or heal from. How careless can you be to throw someone’s pain in their face? That’s what a rape joke is. It’s a slap on the face to every victim. A mockery of a very serious situation. Its a pinch on a healing wound. Its very easy to say ” it was just a joke” but for a lot it’s more than that. It’s transportation to a place and time best forgotten. For a lot it’s a tickle of memories.
Rape can never be appropriate as a joke no matter how lighthearted. You know what is even more heartbreaking about these jokes? They always place blame. As if society doesn’t do that for us already. That joke about rape? Leave it alone. Leave it alone. Leave it alone. Leave it alone. There is enough pain without your obnoxious, ignorant reminder. Leave rape alone it’s not a joke. Don’t re-tweet, like, tweet, or defend a rape joke. Just one can be so damaging. *sigh* we can’t seem to say this enough just…please. stop reminding, stop laughing. It isn’t funny. Don’t mock a pain you haven’t felt.
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