i’ve had this fantasy SO MANY TIMES
A good example of a rape joke that’s funny, in my opinion. Because the victim isn’t the butt of the joke, the ridiculous idea that our society makes it dangerous just to have a vagina is the butt of the joke.
emphasis mine because it’s WHAT I’VE BEEN SAYING ARUGHESIF
but fucking Wanda Sykes. What an awesome lady.
I still say we need a better way to describe this than a “rape joke” as if it’s the equivalent of the crap spewed by Tosh and his merry band of fools and supporters. Rape culture joke, maybe? I don’t know. I’m just kind of tired of saying “rape jokes aren’t okay unless they’re these rape jokes” and trying to explain, because it’s just too confusing to the ignorant.
[Image description: a set of 8 animated clips from Wanda Sykes’ HBO standup comedy special, wherein she does a bit about having a detachable pussy. Wanda is a dark skinned African American woman with blonde hair worn in a twist-out curly style, and she’s wearing a black blouse and pants and camel colored leather blazer and looks fabulous. The transcript of the bit is as follows:
Panel One: Ladies wouldn’t it be wonderful if our pussies were detachable?
Panel Two: Wouldn’t it be great if you could just leave your pussy at home sometimes?
Panel Three: You get home from work and it’s getting dark outside and you think
Panel Four: “Oh, I would like to go for a jog, but it’s getting too dark. Oh! I’ll just leave it at home!” (Wanda mimes the pussy detachment, then jogs across the stage.)
Panel Five: You out there jogging. It could be pitch black and you still just out there enjoyin’ yourself. (Wanda jogs back and forth on the stage.)
Panel Six: Some crazy guy jumps out of the bushes like “AAAH!” and you’re like (Wanda continues to jog, then jumps back as if surprised by the guy jumping out at her.)
Panel Seven: “I’m sorry, I left it at home!” (Wanda jogs in place as if she’s paused to talk to the guy who jumped out.)
Panel Eight: “Sorry, I have absolutely nothing of value on me! I’m pussy-less!” (Wanda starts to jog away, shrugging.)]