6 Thoughts About Rape Jokes

Erikka Innes
3 min readApr 7, 2023

I wrote this a while back — May 2013 it was published in America’s Comedy, but now America’s Comedy is no more… so I’m reposting it here.

Here are six of my thoughts about rape jokes:

1. To me, the offensive part of a poorly written rape, misogyny, or domestic violence joke is that somebody thought it was cool to subject all of us to hacky, shitty material. (Here is a link to an article by…

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Erikka Innes

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