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18. Re: Op Ed Jun 12, 2013, 16:38 Rhino
NKD wrote on Jun 12, 2013, 15:59:
Krovven wrote on Jun 12, 2013, 14:58:
It's really simple, if you had a friend or family member that had been raped, you wouldn't find rape jokes very funny, nor would you defend them.

Anyone that thinks rape jokes are funny and tries to justify them, needs a reality check.

"If you were emotionally vulnerable to situation X or Y, you wouldn't find X or Y funny or appropriate or right." is a pretty poor argument.

If I had PTSD, I wouldn't find running up behind someone with a paper bag and popping it funny, but I'm not going to bitch at people for doing it.

Just because something offends me, doesn't mean I'm going to get upset when everyone else is just like "What's the big deal?"

I don't agree with that comparison. Popping a paper bag is sort of a general, non-specific prank. You may not consider it funny, but it's not specifically directed at PTSD in this example, and could be considered sort of a gray area. On the other hand, a joke that is specifically about PTSD is a completely different beast.
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