I currently get a lot of asks concerning my feelings on rape jokes. I love stand-up, you know; stand-up is fucking powerful. And of course you can joke about rape.
One single joke can strip rapists of their power, while empowering those who have been raped.
That’s what one joke can do.
One single joke can also make light of rape, while humiliating and bullying those asking for some fucking decency into silence.
That’s what one joke can also do.
SO CHOOSE MOTHERFUCKING WISELY, especially if you enjoy the likely privilege of never having to fear sexual threats, harassment or assault.
In other words, exactly what this beautiful text says. Read it and then read it again. Then send it to those pitiful assholes who can’t tell the difference between empowering words and inexcusable words.
If you’re still not sure about reading it, let me quote the first paragraph to you:
“Let’s imagine a world in which women cut men’s dicks off. Like, frequently. To the extent that one in five men has had his dick cut off by a woman or had a woman attempt to cut his dick off.”
This message has been approved by my Smith & Wesson and my best carving knife.
WASP (Women Armed for Self-Protection) came out of feminist consciousness-raising groups, doing reform work surrounding rape such as training the police in how to properly deal with survivors. Recognizing the problems and limits of these activities, they began moving on to more confrontational stances. They did graffiti (“WOMEN - CASTRATE YOUR RAPIST”), urged lawyers not to defend rapists, pushed women to train in firearms and proliferated information on using guns, publicly defended women who killed rapists, observed rape trials, etc. After a rapist was acquitted, they produced 10,000 leaflets including his name, address, place of employment, photograph, and what he had done, and leafleted his neighborhood and workplace.
An essay on the group by Nikki Craft can be found here.