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Guest post by Sister Storm
The twitter and blog world is buzzing right now with the story of how a “comedian” made a joke about an audience member being gang raped because she did not find his previous rape joke funny and (rightly so) voiced her opinion on it. I am inviting anyone who thinks rape jokes are funny to read this and see if they still think jokes about sexual abuse and assault are so hilarious.
The reason I am doing this is because I am getting increasingly sick of telling people I hear making flippant comments and jokes about rape that IT ISN’T FUNNY, so I am hoping that visually I may be able to educate them as my words and clearly the words of others seem to fall on deaf and ignorant ears.
Have you ever seen someone a few minutes or hours after they have been brutally raped?
Have you seen the look in their eyes as they desperately try to escape the thoughts of what has just happened going around and around in their head?
Have you ever seen their torn clothes, dried blood, cuts, bumps, bruises and defense marks they received for putting up a fight?
Have you ever had to tell someone who has just been raped that they are safe now and the people around them are just trying to help them?
Have you ever tried to comfort someone who has been so badly assaulted that they cower and flinch at your touch?
Have you ever helped someone rebuild their life and trust in the human race after they have been so horribly violated?
Have you ever watched the tears stream down someone’s face as they recount every little detail of their ordeal to a police officer or doctor carrying out their medical examination?
Have you ever had to sit up with someone all night because they were too afraid to go to sleep or be alone?
Have you ever had a conversation with a survivor of rape or sexual assault to try and educate yourself and understand what they have to go through?
If you have never had to do any of those things then you are very lucky. There are just two more questions I want to ask you…
How would you feel if the person I was just talking about who was viciously beaten, repeatedly raped and gone through utter hell was your mother, grandmother, sister, girlfriend, wife, cousin, daughter or close friend and you had to look them in the eye?
Do you still think rape jokes are funny now?
Live, laugh, love and educate,