For all those who feel that criticism of rape jokes is horrible censorship of your subversive point of view: it’s a fairly simple test, you shouldn’t even need to write it down, just reflect for a moment.
Here it is: when it comes to the punchline, will the joke make rape survivors smile, or will it make rapists smile?
Guess which one most women*, not even humourless feminists, don’t tend to have a problem with. Like it’s so fucking difficult.
[Context :: Shakesville: Quote of the Day]
* File under D’oh: male victims of rape are also more likely to enjoy, or at least not be totally alienated by, a joke that mocks rapists rather than the raped. Seeing as how some of you “jokers” don’t appear to take women’s experiences seriously, perhaps you might take more account of men’s experiences?