bymomo replied to your post: i’ve never found daniel tosh very funny, so like,…
you’re 20? when i was 20 i still thought rape jokes were funny. that’s kind of embarrassing to admit.
oh i’m 21! gotta change that
and this is a sorta controversial opinion, but actually i DO think jokes that touch on the subject of rape can be funny. hopefully that doesn’t like, destroy my entire argument against daniel tosh, but yeah. i think the key difference between a “rape joke” and a “joke about rape” is who the butt of it is. if the joke is making fun of something about society, something that is fucked up, and it uses rape to frame the joke, then that’s alright. when they’re horrible is when they just make fun of people who get raped or treat rape itself like a hilarious subject rife for comedy like ~trouble with the ladies~ or ~talking to your boss~. if it treats rape or those who have been raped as objects of ridicule in and of themselves, that’s when i’m not ok with it. jezebel and washington city paper have a good little chunk of articles on this which basically say the same thing, and which helped me form my opinion on rape jokes (which i used to think were generally alright, too). the washington city paper one has examples that highlight the distinction i’m talking about, if that helps