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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Rape: Still Not Funny

It always bugs me that rape is considered such a hilarious topic in "college humor", considering how rape and sexual assault proliferate on college campuses. See here for some statistics (Note: the link is a PDF).

In this charming little video, CollegeHumor uses the old classic-cartoon-characters-doing-unexpectedly-violent-things trick in order to get some laughs, only it's not funny.

Trigger Warning:

"Super-Raped"? Seriously, what the hell?


Jemima Aslana said...

Urgh, now that wasn't disturbng at all. Nope. Not one bit.


Why is it considered normal and okay to be sick enough to make stuff like this? I don't get it. I just don't get it.


Anna said...

Oh my. I wonder if college students are so overwhelmed by being talked to constantly now by official-dom about date-rape, etc. that they are becoming desensitized to the whole issue & are thus acting out with crap like this. I've heard my own students - who I like & respect - joke about gender sensitive things that make my hair curl.

What an awful cartoon.

Renee said...

Made it all the way to college without learning a single thing about human decency. Yeah rape is funny until it is happening to you. I am beyond disgusted.