It is my obligation, you see, to stop being so sensitive and STFU so that people who like rape jokes can enjoy them without their amusement being dampened by knowing there exist people on planet who don’t share their good humor, or something.
Yeah, I’ve heard that before. And I am struck, once again, by this thought: Even if complaining that survivors and their allies weren’t “tough” enough were a legitimate argument, one would think that the champions of fairness and justice making it (such as my correspondent) would direct their ire in the right direction—at the fucking rapists who create survivors (and their triggers) in the first place.
You want to laugh at rape jokes without having to hear survivors complain about them…? Take it up with RAPISTS.
Oh, but that’s the flaw in my position, isn’t it? Rape jokes are only funny because rape exists."
- Maya Angelou (via malibuize)
My Daughter insisted on being “Princess Darth Vader” this year.
PARENTING WHEN YOU ARE DOING RIGHT