there are two types of people who hear rape jokes: rape victims and rapists. rape victims who hear the jokes are being told that what happened to them is funny to everyone else and that anyone who laughs at or tells those jokes is someone they can’t really trust any more. rapists who hear (or tell) the jokes are being told that everyone thinks what they’re doing is funny and so ordinary you can joke about it instead of being one of the most horrible and traumatic violent crimes possible and if the thought of making a rapist feel accepted doesnt make you sick you should probably reevaluate some key life decisions. and the other thing is that i have never heard a legitimately funny rape joke that doesnt just rely on the shock value of the word “rape” to get giggles out of people, so really anyone who makes rape jokes is saying “i care more about making shitty jokes than i do about making sure rape victims feel safe”. same goes for people who use “rape” as a synonym for “wrecked” or “owned” in everyday conversation, it normalizes it and makes rape victims feel unsafe and rapists feel accepted and it’s not that difficult at all to replace it in your vocabulary
man, it just would never work. she’s the most popular girl in school and i’m….i’m…..i’m just doug dimmadome, owner of the dimmsdale dimmadome
wow i really got around on the second day of school
i met her once and I’ve never smoked anything
…I don’t even drink alcohol
i’m a socially awkward virgin and i’m 99% sure that wasn’t gospel music
i don’t even have her number????????????