Responsible Joke Making

Posted on 15 July 2012

Hey-o! I’m back from the US of A. To kick things off I’ve just found this brilliant article. I’ll be writing my own brilliant article in the next day or two.

How to Make a Rape Joke

“The world is full of terrible things, including rape, and it is okay to joke about them. But the best comics use their art to call bullshit on those terrible parts of life and make them better, not worse. The key—unless you want to be called a garbage-flavored dick on the internet by me and other humans with souls and brains—is to be a responsible person when you construct your jokes. Since the nuances of personal responsibility seem to escape so many people, let’s go through it. Let’s figure out rape jokes.”

~Lindy West

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