“It’s hard to weigh in on this because I don’t even know if I’ve ever heard a rape joke.”
A few months ago we had a lively debate on the facebook page about whether men have an obligation to shut down other men when they make jokes about rape.
The catalyst was a blog post by an author who argued that men who commit sexual assault assume most men commit sexual assault… and that when you don’t put them on blast for making cracks about it, they assume you agree with them and are also a rapist. And this further entrenches their fucked up belief that sexual assault is socially taboo, but ultimately acceptable.
On the FB page, there were a few commentators who argued that their belief in free speech overpowered their desire to critique these guys’ jokes. Others made the case that we can’t take any single topic…
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