Tag Archive: rape

Jun 07

Absurdist humor and rape culture

I’ve seen it called absurdist humor. The idea that rape is funny because it is unthinkable. I’ve believed it myself. Told jokes like “what’s better than twenty-six year old’s? Twenty six year old’s.” As a victim of child rape myself, I might have even found it cathartic at times. Laughing at the sheer wrongness of …

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May 14

The shame we feel

Trigger warning for today’s post as it discusses my childhood rape. I want to talk about shame. Shame takes many forms so I could go all over the place but today it is one very specific kind of shame. The shame a rape victim feels. I was quite young when my step father raped me. …

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