i use to be exactly like those people, i use to be so sensitive about rape jokes for the longest time. YEARS. it took a lot of will power and self-helping to even get past reading the word rape without my nerve endings tingling but once you move past all that shit, you start to realize that these arent threats. they arent belittling the issue. they arent derogatory insults to you personally. theyre just jokes, sarcastic jokes for whatever reason. i started to not turn one joke into a huge deal and even if it bothers me and other people, its just best to move right on and not dwell on one sentence. i wish other ppl began to see it like that but you have to keep in mind how some people handle it. some can handle a joke, some can make the jokes, and some just cant. nobody should get mad at anyone over this
now if they WERE belittling the issue or threatening someone sarcastically, then i will put my god damned fists up and fight a nigga
rape as a joke to get past the pain but it's not a joke.
Yes, they are. There I said it. It's as funny as autism, death, racism or chauvinistic jokes depending on the context. Bad things are usually pretty funny when you have nothing to do with them.
good to joke about it, you should realize that it's not funny.
Yeah, sorry if it makes me a stick in the mud if I don't find that funny.
I've never experienced it, but I really don't like how people throw it around today so casually.
It depends. If nobody is harmed by laughing about that topic (for example, senseless OC joking regarding to this topic when no real person is hurt) it's okay. A little tasteless somtimes, but okay.
It's only serious if you laugh about victims, or in front of people who can't take the topic with humour. Empathy and brainscore are the key to laugh about even serious stuff and still not offend anyone with it :3
I don't know what you mean though, still doesn't sound like a good idea. <: s
I surely don't make rape jokes on purpose, but if someones makes a good joke I find funny I'm not ashamed to laugh.
I can't read minds, and I won't hold back a grin just for the idea of someone being offended. If I see that someone doesnt think its funny I will surely stop talking about the topic and/or apologize, depending on the situation.
It's not like I blame someone for not laughing about it. It turns out a little awkward, but hey, not everyone shares the same sense of humour, so I don't judge anyone if they tell me to please not joke about it.
What I meant is, it's okay to laugh if you KNOW that nobody will be offended. When talking to my best friends for example. I know they can laugh about it, too, so it's no harm. I avoid that topic in public anyway, since I know people are easily offended.
There, I said it.
But seriously, it depends on how you tell the joke.
I completely agree that it's not funny at all, but seeing stuff like that just makes me shake my head in disbelief too.
Just a little bit.