Confused about the meaning of "rape culture?" Look no further than Twitter, where a disgusting "joke" about women being raped has recently gone viral.
The horrifying one-liner that's currently being passed around reads something like this:
Why are girls so scared of rape? Y'all should feel pride that a guy risked his life in jail just to f--k you.
Needless to say, the tweets being posted glorifying this statement are no laughing matter. The Daily Dot notes that the viral Twitter meme is "such a low point that you just have to sigh with despair." And Gawker calls the tweet a contender for the "most hashtag WTF yet."
Tumblr blog "F--king Rape Culture," published the names of Twitter users who have shared the joke. "None of these people will mind at all if you hit them in the face with a spade. After all, it’s flattering that you’re risking jail to hit them," the blog quipped.
Over the summer, Patricia Lockwood’s viral poem “Rape Joke” issued its own poignant warning wrapped in verse: Think before you laugh.
In short, if you're not sure whether that rape joke you're about to tell is offensive, it is.