Just done trying to explain my thoughts. Do I agree with everything onision say? No. But if people could take a joke then they wouldn’t get so worked up. Me and a friend of mine were making rape jokes earlier, does it mean that im ok with rape and think it is something funny? No. My sister was raped. But it is a joke…so don’t get all pissy when I say that I respect onision..just tryin to justify my self. Love you all
The thing is, with any kind of “offensive” humour, it’s how it’s done. Rape jokes at the expense of the rapist - ie; that show the rapist to be the scum he/she is while making a funny punchline - is different from rape jokes at the expense of the victim. Jokes about depression, where the joke is aimed at the depression itself rather than the person suffering from the depression.
In some cases people who have suffered rape or go through depression or any of these shit things in life, having jokes about rapists, how annoying depression is, etc can be a part of helping to deal with it, or if the person themself chooses via self-deprecating humour to make themself the butt of the joke. But with subjects like this you do not make the person who has or is suffering the butt of the joke!
Especially when it’s to a wide audience you have no knowledge of, what they’re going through, how they might react. You might just be able to get away with it between very close friends who trust each other and know no harm is meant, but not indescriminately to people you’ve never met.
Onision - the butt of his “jokes” are always the victims. And they’re not even really jokes because there’s no wider commentary: It amounts to basically just pointing and laughing “Ha ha you got raped!” “Ha ha, you suck because you have depression, ha ha!” That’s not a joke, that’s just something you might hear in a school playground made even more obnoxious due to it coming from an almost 30 year old man, unless that is the joke?
Essentially there’s very rarely any intelligence or wit in his “humour”, which is why his offensive “jokes” aren’t offensive jokes, they’re just hate-speech. But if you enjoy it, fine, enjoy it by all means. Just try to understand the reasons why some people will not enjoy it and will speak out about it. I mean I do think people these days (especially on tumblr) are way too easily offended over little things. But with subjects like rape and mental health it is based on understandable and valid reasons.
Also, just gonna leave this here because it brings up a very important point about how rape jokes can be dangerous