So here’s the real reason that rape jokes are troubled territory -
Because rape victims say so.
They get to say that. They get to feel that way. On this, they get to set the cultural rules.
It’s not about right or wrong, or logic versus emotion, or arguments of over sensitivity or hypocrisy - you have the free speech to make whatever jokes you want or talk about rape in whatever way you feel is illuminating. But they get to be upset about it. And call you on it. And be hurt by it.
But consider this:
You get to not be a rape victim.
They, however, are not afforded that luxury. Ever again.
Chuck Wendig (via vickiexz) —
Phylicia Rashād, The Cosby Show (1987)
|divorce is illegal in the Philippines?|
Oh yeah. We’re the only country left after Malta legalized divorce. Us and the Vatican.
That doesn’t mean couples don’t separate or get their marriages annulled though. It’s just that annulments cause a LOT of money. Money people usually don’t have so getting married is still a biggish deal.
So I’m going to go ahead and stuff my face with cake and chocolates. Sick be damned.