While most people would agree that rape is not funny, jokes about actions that equate to rape or elements of "rape culture" are as old as comedy itself. In fact, there is little agreement even among rape activists about if or when these things are funny, and if or when humor can be used to help promote education about sexual violence.
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May 23, 2017 - 4:43pm
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Sexual violence is one of the main themes throughout the trending Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. It contributes heavily to Hannah, the main character’s, final decision to end her life. While the show has inspired some difficult conversations both about suicide and rape culture, there seems to be a missing piece to that conversation.