Thread: Rape Jokes
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Old July 29 2012, 09:07 AM   #10
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Re: Rape Jokes

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"You can't joke about rape. Rape's not funny."
I say, "fuck you, I think it's hilarious. How do you like that?"
I can prove to you that rape is funny. Picture Porky Pig raping Elmer Fudd.
See, hey why do you think they call him "Porky,"

-George Carlin
I thought of the same quote! I agree with him, too. Anything can be made to be funny.
I think anything can be funny and that sometimes the funniest jokes are that humorous because they're just a little bit offensive. There's a certain shock value in that.

Should comedians be joking about rape? I dunno, I mean it's such a traumatic thing to go through. I personally wouldn't do it, but I'd obviously also never be a comedian. I guess if they're aware that their jokes are going to be incredibly offensive to a large part of the population and they're okay with that, then that's up to them. I think the difference here is that normally when someone is offended by a joke, people just say that they're too uptight or whatever. Clearly that's not what happens with rape jokes.
Like Blazing Saddles and the N word, it's about context. One way can be funny, another irredeemably offensive.
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