Resident stand-up comedy expert Gladstone is here to debate the debate everyone is debating.
4 Questions People Debating Rape Jokes Should Ask Themselves

#3. Why Just Rape Jokes?
There is no shortage of absolutely horrible, terrible things in the world that comics joke about. Why are we singling out rape? Here … I at least know what the answer is. Some have said that it’s because rape jokes contribute to rape culture. That there are many women who have been raped. Those women could be sitting in the audience and continue to live in shame and fear by hearing such comedy.
There are men who reject that argument, and they do so for hateful, wrongheaded reasons.

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Resident stand-up comedy expert Gladstone is here to debate the debate everyone is debating.

4 Questions People Debating Rape Jokes Should Ask Themselves

#3. Why Just Rape Jokes?

There is no shortage of absolutely horrible, terrible things in the world that comics joke about. Why are we singling out rape? Here … I at least know what the answer is. Some have said that it’s because rape jokes contribute to rape culture. That there are many women who have been raped. Those women could be sitting in the audience and continue to live in shame and fear by hearing such comedy.

There are men who reject that argument, and they do so for hateful, wrongheaded reasons.

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    Gotta remember to read this later.
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    Don’t necessarily agree with all of this but it makes some valid points.
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    Relevant in light of a fairly recent scandal involving a local comedian and a journalist, and the somewhat offhanded way...
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    article mostly about how to judge good jokes in general vs. bad jokes in general. Conclusions: society has a really bad...
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    Based on this article, it seems that Gladstone is a fairly decent guy who is blind to the extend of misogyny and rape...
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    It’s not enough for me to say- “Hey, I am a survivor of rape and this isn’t cool.”? No, we have to nit-pick. I don’t...
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    Behold: someone who wants to discuss rape jokes without ever having read any of the discourse so far on rape jokes.
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