Mages Rule, and Dragons Fly!
- May 2, 2011
- United States
There we go. By the way, you said it pretty well yourself.romxxii said:The problem with rape is that the act is abhorrent. The problem with the rape jokes that get on the news is that they're not funny. When a rape joke isn't funny, all you're left with is the rapeyness.
George Carlin explains it better:
Also, for the people who seem to have forgotten.
Jim already pretty much covered why murder is "accepted", but rape is not.
Basically replace being in video games, with being in jokes.
I think the biggest thing is murder can be shown in a good light, ex: The bad guy gets killed, but ya can't really do that with rape.
Plus, as others have said, there are a lot more people going around saying that the blame of rapes rest with those who have been raped. As Jim put it not too many people say murder victims were being too lively. Also, of course there are many(far too many) people out there who have been raped, and that can't be ignored.
That isn't to say we can't make jokes about it. After all jokes are one of our ways to deal with very serious issues. That said, I think one of the other issues with rape jokes is that most often they aren't funny. Either because they aren't made well enough, or because the punch line is just, "ha ha! Person got raped!".
Side note: To the people saying the whole problem with rape jokes was made up by "The Evil Feminazis!", I got something to ask.
You saying only women/those who support women can be offended by rape jokes, or that only women get raped?