Only Joking: Whats So Funny About Making People Laugh?

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The Writing Cooperative Follow. A writing community and publication focused on helping each other write better. Our own research examined the few rape jokes that have been told by British comedian Ricky Gervais. There are two or three in his stand-up routines, and a few more on child abuse. This small number of jokes garnered significant criticism on social media. Here is one such joke from :. In the end, I just raped her.

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Yeah, not a credible witness. A big taboo, but comically justified I feel. And the satirical reading is not obvious. There is no clear anti-rape satire developed in the joke.


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The lines about the woman not being a credible witness trivialises the criminality of rape — a social problem that is often cited in relation to justice for rape victims. Again, the satire is not well developed. Meanwhile, US comedian Sarah Silverman has joked about rape in a way that is more obviously satirical:. Needless to say, rape, the most heinous crime imaginable. Because it seems that when you do rape jokes that, like the material is so dangerous and edgy. Rape victims? Silverman directs her joke at male comedians who tell rape jokes.

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