If there's a girl in your guild that is one of the 1 in 5 women who have been sexually assaulted, DO NOT expect her to have to speak up first and tell you to STFU and then be forced to explain herself or else be dismissed as 'PC and oversensitive'. It's cruel and sick, and whoever first thought up "Hey, let's say 'I raped them!' when I mean 'I win!' Because rapists are the ones who come out on top! har har!" was a misogynist tool, even if you personally are being simply thoughtless.
I don't care if all your friends do it, I don't care if you're so sheltered that you've never met a rape victim or were never raped yourself so it doesn't seem like a 'serious' thing to you -- STOP IT.
"I'm bothered by the thought of a woman who's recently been raped, who's just experienced what may be the worst thing that will ever happen to her, and turns on the telly to watch her favorite comedian and have a much-needed laugh—only to hear him using that horrible, life-changing thing as the butt of a joke. About cologne. Or a bad movie. For fuck's sake.Rape is not funny, positive thing. Raping someone does not mean that you''ve won a victory over someone else. Being a rapist does not make you a winner. Why some people demand to have these facts spelled out to them, boggles my mind. Expecting a rape victim to have to out themselves and defend their right to not have their assault flung back into their face as 'humorous' is cruel, selfish, and yes, makes people who demand that have to happen before they shut up, assholes.
I still don't understand—and I don't believe I ever will—why anyone wants to be the guy who sends that shiver down her spine, who makes her eyes burn hot with tears at an unwanted memory while everyone laughs and laughs."
Rape victims face a lot of crap from the world already; how about the games they play not be one of those places?