So here’s the real reason that rape jokes are troubled territory -
Because rape victims say so.
They get to say that. They get to feel that way. On this, they get to set the cultural rules.
It’s not about right or wrong, or logic versus emotion, or arguments of over sensitivity or hypocrisy - you have the free speech to make whatever jokes you want or talk about rape in whatever way you feel is illuminating. But they get to be upset about it. And call you on it. And be hurt by it.
But consider this:
You get to not be a rape victim.
They, however, are not afforded that luxury. Ever again.
- Rape Culture: If a woman drinks alcohol and gets raped, it's partially her fault. If you don't want to get raped, you shouldn't be drinking.
- Men at bars: Can I buy you a drink?
- Me: No thanks.
- Men at bars: What the fuck, why not? Come on. Come ON, let me buy you some alcohol. God, I was being nice. Why would you turn down my generous offer? I guess chivalry really is dead. What a bitch.
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Please meet a few members of DragonCon’s “300” fandom
lol that dude on the left. ”Nah, man. YOU’RE awesome!”
This was the second post with multiple hot guys in skimpy costumes on the first page of my dash today. From two different posters.
Today is a good day.
Sweet baby jesus. Droooooooooooooool.
Urgh with these fake geek guys. You just know they watched the movie, saw the hot costumes and decided to parade their rock hard abs and muscled shoulders around that convention so all the real geeks would get hot and bothered. I mean, look at them! They probably have no idea why the comic was so important, and they’re probably too busy spending hours perfecting their physique to have even done a wikipedia search on Frank Miller’s contribution to graphic novels! Besides, no real geek is that toned and flawless and unashamed of their bodies.
DragonCon is saved…RUINED! I meant ruined! It’s not fair! I was distracted by biceps…
Reblogging for bolded comments. And, you know, shirtless dudes for your Saturday.
I am okay with all of this. Will take the 300 regiment over the storm trooper unit any day.