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"im writing a research paper so reblog if—"
no youre not
YES THIS! “Reblog if—” Tumblr posts are STATISTICALLY MEANINGLESS and HORRIBLE research methodology! Anyone who says they’re doing that kind of thing for a paper/experiment/school assignment/survey/etc is either lying or about to get graded down so hard their instructors will start having to use new alphabets.
I don’t know if rape jokes encourage rape culture. I don’t care. You still shouldn’t tell them.
Statistically, if you have told a rape joke to a group of more than five people, one of the people you told it to was a rape survivor, possibly of multiple rapes. They will not necessarily disclose this to you; rape apologism is endemic in society and most rape survivors are cautious about whom they tell. Some may even be too ashamed of their rape to admit it to anyone, or because of rape-minimizing narratives like “men can’t be raped” and “I consented to oral, so I couldn’t have been raped” may not admit it even to themselves. The fact remains: if you’ve told dozens of rape jokes in your life, then you have almost certainly told a joke that minimizes or trivializes rape in front of a survivor.
And if you put as your Facebook status “I totally raped at Halo today” for your two hundred Facebook friends to see, statistically, you have just reminded thirty-three people of one of the worst experiences of their entire lives.
To describe how well you did at a video game.
Good job! An Addendum, On Rape Jokes. (via goddesshyperion)