No, you nit. Forcing sex on ANYONE against their will is rape, even if you leave money afterwards. “Yeah, I took what I wanted when she said no, but I left some dough, and she does this for a living, so it’s ok” doesn’t fly.
Lamebook, you should be ashamed of yourself for promoting a mentality of sexual assault and rape, even if it is about prostitutes. This is just not funny.
The first one has been kicking around for ages. I saw it on the “Daily Humour” site a few months ago, and there was such an outcry from those commenting, they had to remove it. There are just some no-go areas in humour, and this is one of them.
I don’t know, if someone said, ‘I was treated for scurvy’ that just sounds kind of stupid to me. ‘I had scurvy’ would sound less like they’re trying to making it sound like they went through dialysis or something.
Thank you nuff. I appreciate the support. I’m training as hard as I can, but because I’m such a fantastic male specimen, it can be hard to find unwilling women. We in the business call it the rape paradox. It’s the only valid field of study that ever came out of a frat house.
I Am Not Here: There’s really no point in getting worked up over a joke online, even if it’s a serious issue. For all you know I could be a prostitute that got raped and choosing to laugh about it rather than let it define me. Log out if you cannot handle it.
and uhh, the first ones not that funny to me, but really, you’re getting upset about a rape joke on lamebook..? lighten up people, if you don’t like it, don’t laugh, if you reeeaallly don’t like it, then, umm, don’t look at it…there’s no need to preach, i’m sure we all know rape is bad…
@ohbabybaby, yeah people can look away, but if Stevan can make the joke, other people can say they’re offended. Nothing against malteaser, but if this was 45 comments of “lol”, it’d be dull. Instead, we have a little debate, and a little Soup.
i’m not saying people can’t be offended, i just don’t need to hear about it on here. this website is for fun, people make jokes, we read dumb shit, blah blah blah, not a place for me to read what people don’t find funny. and, i wouldn’t consider some panties in a bunch prude telling everyone rape is wrong & you shouldn’t make jokes about it a debate really…
@Ohbabybay #47 if somebody is offended and voices that, then just don’t read it. Nobody’s forcing you to read it or reply, thus sparking further debate on the issue.
Yes, I am using your own words against you. Because everybody has the right to “look away” (which is, by the way, really bad logic), and everybody else has the right to tackle something that they feel is affecting the nation negatively. And you can agree with them, or you can get pissed off that they think there is a line to be drawn with jokes.
Frankly, I think that rape jokes go too far, but only because rape is a seriously rampant crime right now that alot of people don’t care about. It’s like, “let’s get that girl really drunk and then have sex with her”. What whaaaaat?
I just didn’t like the joke because I’d heard a billion times before. Tell me a joke about a woman needing to be in a kitchen and I wouldn’t punch you for implying women aren’t equal, I’d punch you for being the least original comedian I’ve ever met.
I’m not sure how my point is relevant to the topic at hand.
I’m glad the sense of humor of most here is still intact. That was some -serious- bitching. I found the first one humorous, considering it was my first time having seen it. Merely to reassure you all, though, I have no intentions of raping anyone simply because I found a rape joke funny. Most people who will rape someone don’t do so because of a joke. They’re just that demented. Cheeeell.
point is, this is website for humor and people to get some giggles, if you’re going to be that serious and up- tight about crude or slightly offensive humor, then maybe this isn’t the website for you. there is a time and place for certain types of discussions, i do not consider lamebook to be a place to preach. if someone is really that offended by something they can contact the people in charge of the site and discuss it with them. i’m just saying, lighten up or maybe find somewhere that’s more your taste….it’s not really suppose to be this serious..
and yeah, it’s not too original, but it’s still a little funny..
Ohbabybaby, you’re getting very uptight about other people getting uptight. It’s not that I don’t get your point, but when other posts aren’t funny, people will complain about them, too. Rape isn’t special.
There’s no point in getting worked up over my comments about not thinking a particular joke is funny. Log out if you can’t handle it. Oh wait…do you see the problem here?
I made a comment about the humor/appropriateness inherent to a joke, and instead of trying to convince me that it was humorous/appropriate, everybody decided to voice their opinions about me voicing my opinions, but in so doing, said posters did exactly what they don’t want me doing. Yeah…um…no.
Do you see post #56, right above mine? That made me rethink my post more than any of you nits whining, “Go awaayyyyy we don’t like your kind here!”
to be honest i’ve sat on my hands the whole way through this debate, but i disagree with almost all of you. there’s a lot of self-righteousness on here!
there are so many horrible things in the world – rape is just one among many, hanging out with his friends cancer, addiction, war, barney the dinosaur and famine. basically the world is one big hieronymous bosch painting, and the only way to brighten it up a little is to deal with all things equally, and to reduce everything down to the simplest common denominator. which is humour.
if i was in a group of ten people and made a joke about cancer, the chances are, two or three of the people in the group have been affected by cancer – but i don’t care – it’s like chaos theory – things like cancer and rape are always going to happen on earth. maybe i’ve been affected by cancer…. but this doesn’t make it more real or unreal. who am i to account for cancer!!? cancer is no more a killer than time, or oxygen – they’re the ultimate killer. but if i were to mention free radicals at the dinner table, would everyone be up in arms?
the writer dennis potter maintained a healthily humorous relationship with his cancer – he called it rupert after the tv magnate rupert murdoch, and swapped jokes and curses with it until he died. i’m not suggesting people call their rape sandra and take it to bed at night, but still. i don’t think rape is funny, but it does make me chuckle a little to think that, in spite of all our much-lauded progress as a species, there will be a man in a hut in haiti pinning down a woman somewhere, and also probably in manchester, and brooklyn at any given minute. because we’re all a bunch of godless animals. i think that’s funny. i would never rape anyone – but that’s not to say rape doesn’t exist as an idea in my consciousness. what are you going to do – wipe rape out? rape will always exist – rape is a timeless actuality – so what sense does it make to pretend it doesn’t exist, or speak of it in hushed tones?
i’m not being flippant, although i don’t feel like i’ve really articulated myself well.
my only quibble is that the actual prostitute joke is awful, and one of those bloody formulaic and stupid one liners that never ever does, or can, sound original. i say do a joke about anything, as long as it’s funny.
mkay hit the nail on the head. i am not a “panties in a bunch prude” but i fail to see how stevan’s status or debra’s reply were wins. that was my issue with the post. i am all for laughing at the lameness that facebook breeds (that is, afterall, why i am here) but don’t feed me shit and tell me it’s ice cream.
As much as I’ve seen, rape jokes are not made by people who have been victims of it themselves. That’s different from a cancer patient making jokes about his own illness. And in rape jokes, the joke is on the victim. So it’s just the concept of a prostitute getting raped that is supposed to be funny here. You have to consider that concept absurd on some level to laugh at it…
On a related note, there have been a lot of jokes about catholic pedos lately. It’s an equally tragic subject matter but in my opinion there is one crucial difference that sets it apart from the typical rape joke: the joke is on the church (the assaulter), not the abused kids.