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  •  A better example is the Holocaust. (1+ / 0-)
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    Her use of that is excellent.

    "Shut up, nobody wants to hear about the Holocaust, and you were probably asking for it anyway."

    Because people do make absurd jokes about that sort of thing, and it doesn't cause anything.

    And joking about rape doesn't cause rape, what it causes is women to feel like what happened to them was a joke, like they can't get the justice they deserve. And it contributes to not causes, rape culture.

    Except for that nit, I agree with absolutely everything else you said.

    An Fhirinn an aghaidh an t'Saoghail. (The truth against the world.) Is treasa tuath na tighearna. (The common people are mightier than the lords.)

    by OllieGarkey on Tue Jun 04, 2013 at 06:35:10 PM PDT

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