I used to feel obligated to laugh at rape jokes. As someone who takes pride in having a healthy sense of humor, telling someone to censor him or herself wasn’t my MO.
“I understand that the doctor had to spank me when I was born, but I really don’t see any reason he had to call me a whore.”
I’ve known some straight shooters in my time who told some sketchy jokes.
Before I get into why you shouldn’t make jokes about rape, a summary: don’t. Don’t do that.
In today’s edition of “the internet is a terrifying place,” we have a rape joke that has reached viral status.
Consider this: When you tell a rape joke, the only person laughing along with you is the rapist himself.
“Who’s Martin Scorsese?”