Rape Jokes and The Oatmeal: Perpetuating Rape Culture

Yesterday, Matthew Inman from The Oatmeal wrote a comic about the “delicate relationship” that he has with his keyboard. The comic in its entirety was about how he feels and behaves towards the various keys in his keyboard. This panel specifically was about trying to get a webpage to load when you have a slow connection, with the joke centering around Matt “raping” his F5 key in order to make the page load faster. Yes, it’s a rape joke. No, I’m not surprised....more
@bellejarblog  @tranwrit   What I find troubling is that the argument "Walking home alone ... more