15.2.08

Rape jokes aren't funny

Sad. This is controversial.

Last night, I overheard a child-rape joke. Then, I heard people chuckle.

While I am critical of the person making the jokes, I understand the person is not inherently bad. For this reason, it seems I should really be critical of the culture in which people are so blinded to the issue that rape jokes can be made and enjoyed.

Why do we not care? What are we missing?

I think we are missing the voices of victims. I think we aren't listening. If we start to listen, we'll start to care.

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