Some things in our society are a little taboo to be discussing or joking about like the issue of sexual assault. No its not a laughing matter but in the world of comedy nothing is really off limits. (And yes even women think its funny also)
Recently the comedian Daniel Tosh made a poorly timed joke aimed at a female heckled “Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl got raped by like, 5 guys right now?
He has since apologized for the comment. Shortly thereafter many comedians started defending rape jokes. Including Sara Silverman and Wanda Sykes which have rape jokes included in there acts.
I think George Carlin said it best though
” Picture Porky Pig raping Elmer Fudd. See, hey why do you think they call him “Porky,” eh? I know what you’re going to say. “Elmer was asking for it. Elmer was coming on to Porky. Porky couldn’t help himself, he got a hard-on, he got horny, he lost control, he went out of his mind.” A lot of men talk like that. A lot of men think that way. They think it’s the woman’s fault. They like to blame the rape on the woman. Say, “she had it coming, she was wearing a short skirt.” These guys think women ought to go to prison for being cock teasers. Don’t seem fair to me.”
Rape jokes abound. Here are some that have gotten copious amounts of shares on Facebook.
This video from comedy central shows just how fucked up people (The Duggards) defending sexual assault can sound.