Joke_Flow_Chart


Joke_Flow_Chart

Does your joke reference the idea that there is an inherent unilateral right to sex or that certain social transactions create a unilateral right?
Does your joke reference the idea that rape is an appropriate punishment for some types of behavior?
Does your joke reference the idea that a class or group of people is an appropriate target for rape?
Does your joke reference the idea that anyone other than a sexual partner(s) can provide meaningful consent?
Does your joke reference the idea that “No” is foreplay?
Does your joke reference the idea that incapacity or a lack of a clear “No” is equivalent to consent?
Does your joke reference the idea that fear of rape is a trivial matter?
Does your joke reference the idea that a partner’s fear is sexually stimulating?
Does your joke reference the idea that people frequently lie about being raped?
Does your joke reference the idea that rape is okay if the rapist doesn’t get caught?
Does your joke reference the idea that rape victims are somehow tainted?
Does your joke reference the idea that people who object to rape are overreacting?

If no, then it is possible you have come up with a rape joke original enough to be funny on its own merits. However, you might still want to run it by someone who understands more about rape than you do.

If yes, does your joke turn this idea on its head and condemn it?

If still yes, there is a good chance your rape joke is funny. There are still people in your audience, however, who will find the joke painfully unfunny because they have been traumatized by rape.

Your rape joke reinforces the ideas in our society that support and uphold rapists over rape victims. This means it is not “just a joke”. Do not attempt to use this defense when your joke is condemned as anti-social and uncivilized.

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