(This is topic enrages me. Click on the hyperlinks)
I am so completely ashamed and disappointed of the men in my life who think it is okay to joke about RAPE. One friend referred to it as a tasteless joke that I am sure a comedian is telling somewhere in Los Angeles and the room full of people are laughing. What a complete and total disappointment this person was in that moment as he is a married man with a young daughter.
About a year and a half ago I was riding in a car with two guys and woman coming home from a backpacking trip and one of the guys wouldn’t let up on the RAPE joke topic and how it is “just a joke.” This jerk has a wife and daughter. The other guy has THREE daughters and did NOT ONCE stand up/back up me and the other female in the car when we vocalized we were NOT okay with it. How TOTALLY disappointing!!!! You are husbands and fathers. The majority of RAPE victims are female and the father of three girls is too weak to be man enough to speak out against the disgusting guy defending RAPE jokes.
As a female RAPE is my biggest FEAR.
But what about the children who are RAPED?! Girls and boys being RAPED. Is that funny? You complete, total selfish, ignorant people who think RAPE jokes are funny, what would you do if your child was RAPED? Would you eventually be able to joke about it? Could you joke about a child’s death? Maybe you think it is okay to joke about RAPE because some RAPE victims survive. You ignorant fool. They carry the scars for the rest of their lives. What happens if the person you joke about RAPE with happens to be the father of a RAPE victim who committed suicide? Have you tried to save your child from death?
I have absolutely ZERO respect for women and men who joke about RAPE.
What I wouldn’t give for a man that is morally strong and vocally strong against RAPE and one who defends VICTIMS. A man with a back bone and a conscience. Where are they?!
How would you feel then? Would you still joke?
Shame on you. And I sure as heck pray for the people in your life who may one day be a victim of RAPE because on average every 98 seconds someone in the United States is RAPED. Women, men, girls, boys, homosexuals, transgender…victims.
But then again…no one thinks it will ever happen to them or someone they love.
“Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.”
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow