Rape Jokes And The Arsehole Defence Of Free Speech

Seriously. This shit isn’t funny

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2 Responses to Rape Jokes And The Arsehole Defence Of Free Speech

  1. Ariel Lynn says:

    First point: Freedom of speech protects the speaker from the government silencing him/her. It doesn’t stop others from telling you that what you’re saying makes you an arsehole or asking you to stop or having a “safe space” where that type of conversation isn’t allowed.

    Second point: I read this fantastic article written by someone who wrote his dissertation on “the social function of humor.” Even though the topic was Trump’s “joke” about 2nd Amendment people preventing Hillary Clinton from picking Supreme Court judges, I think it applies to any situation where the response is “it’s just a joke.” http://www.vox.com/2016/8/9/12417100/donald-trump-assassinate-hillary-clinton-joke

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