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rape jokes, rape "culture", and Oatmeal

Last posted Dec 19, 2012 at 03:47PM EST. Added Dec 19, 2012 at 02:59PM EST
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so some people didn’t like the rape joke Inman made

you know, probably feminists

here’s what one feminist had to say on her blog
http://www.blogher.com/rape-jokes-and-oatmeal

“It tells readers that rape is normal, and even worse it tells rapists that rape is normal”

as you can tell, feminists are REALLY GOOD at assuming how certain things can affect the actions and mindsets of certain people

Dec 19, 2012 at 02:59PM EST
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Do you intend to make this a serious discussion thread, or is it mainly to blow off steam?

^That was posted on the Oatmeal entry less than 5 minutes before you made this thread, about a situation that took place more than two weeks ago. So it’s easy to conclude you learned about it through the entry around 10 minutes ago, ergo the reason for my above question.

Last edited Dec 19, 2012 at 03:05PM EST
Dec 19, 2012 at 03:03PM EST
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feminist conspiracies I tell you!

Dec 19, 2012 at 03:15PM EST

oh, okay

ITT: discuss how rape jokes such as the ones inman made shouldn’t be taken so goddamn seriously

@Randomman

you’re suggesting I can’t do the following in 10-15 minutes?

- read the oatmeal comic
- read some backlash article/blog about the rape joke
- read some pro-inman article/blogs
- develop a well thought out opinion about the topic

well I can

Last edited Dec 19, 2012 at 03:40PM EST
Dec 19, 2012 at 03:27PM EST
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Kim Jong Is Swaggin wrote:

oh, okay

ITT: discuss how rape jokes such as the ones inman made shouldn’t be taken so goddamn seriously

@Randomman

you’re suggesting I can’t do the following in 10-15 minutes?

- read the oatmeal comic
- read some backlash article/blog about the rape joke
- read some pro-inman article/blogs
- develop a well thought out opinion about the topic

well I can

So… this thread is meant to be a one-way debate?
Well that’s just fine and dandy. I sense much mad in you. Perhaps your posterior is frustrated.

Dec 19, 2012 at 03:37PM EST

Rape jokes aren’t okay because it makes light of a situation that affects a significant percentage of the population in the world. It may not cause rape but it certainly makes those who have been raped feel bad, as you’re making fun of an incredibly stressful situation they’ve been in in the past.

Dec 19, 2012 at 03:41PM EST
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Kim Jong Is Swaggin wrote:

oh, okay

ITT: discuss how rape jokes such as the ones inman made shouldn’t be taken so goddamn seriously

@Randomman

you’re suggesting I can’t do the following in 10-15 minutes?

- read the oatmeal comic
- read some backlash article/blog about the rape joke
- read some pro-inman article/blogs
- develop a well thought out opinion about the topic

well I can

>Claims he can develop a well thought out opinion about the topic.
>“you know, probably feminists”

Relocking this. If you can do what you claim above, please try that next time.

Last edited Dec 19, 2012 at 03:47PM EST
Dec 19, 2012 at 03:47PM EST
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