I’m making this thread to see what everyone’s opinion is here about how normalized rape culture is – not if Penny Arcade supports it.
I hear it all the time: He/she/it/I/they got raped.
Someone getting beaten in a game is not rape.
I even hear guys telling each other that they’re going to rape someone because they think that someone is attractive and they want to have sex with them. They don’t actually mean it, but really? Why would you say some shit like that?
Do words not have meaning any more?
I’ve never been raped. I do, however, know more and more people who have been raped. Brutally. Some are faring better than others in that their eyes don’t cloud over and they don’t shut down when the subject comes up.
I know this is going to bring some douchebags in here who want to troll and I don’t really care if you do or not. Frankly, you’ll be ignored.
It can’t be just a few people who see how normalized rape has become can it? Is it just a few loud, humorless bitches trying to ruin everyone’s fun by stepping up and saying that rape isn’t funny? Have you ever said that someone or something got raped by someone or something else? Have you considered what you’re actually saying? I’d almost say that this was limited to the internet and I think we can all agree that the internet is no place to try to suggest that people watch what they say, but I’m starting to hear “rape” thrown around in everyday conversation now.
So, what are your thoughts? Is this going to far? Should everyone lighten up? Are you going to write a troll response and hit submit?