Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Rape Will Never Be A Laughing Matter

This entire post comes with huge trigger warnings...graphic material.

Having two small children I spend a lot of time watching cartoons.  One of my favourites is Scooby Doo.  It is a cartoon that I watched a great deal of as a child, and so you can imagine by surprise and disgust when I came across this.

Rape never has been nor will it ever be funny.  I wonder if the creators of this disgusting parody have ever seen this?

Of course the Scooby Video was made in the so-called enlightened west, where everyone respects each other and each person is an equal being.  So much so that rape can be held up as something that is just fucking hilarious.  I am actually quite speechless, but if this is what is coming out of academia today we have much to be concerned about.

When I looked at the video about the women of the Congo, I could not help but weep tears.  This is a war on women, and it has been occurring without cessation for years.  I wonder if men were being this savagely attacked if it would just be the impotent United Nations Peace Keeping Forces trying to end this horror? Somehow I cannot help but think that something more would be happening because men count as real people, and women are just disposable bodies.  This is specifically why a rape/murder of a woman can be ridiculed and seen as entertainment.  Sam Cooke once sang "a change is gonna come" and I cannot help but ask dear God when?

H/T Unapologetically Female (scooby video)


zyzz said...

The "collegehumor.com" logo explains it all. Despite being in college, I don't find anything on it very funny, probably because in their view, the only "real" college students are shameless idiots whose interests are limited to misogyny, Jackass ripoffs and jokes about Nazism. If they saw your post, they'd probably be proud of being so "edgy" as to attract controversy. Then they'd make a video about how funny it is that women in the Congo are being raped, since none of them look beyond their own noses far enough that they'd have noticed it before. What grosses me out more than the fact that this website exists (there are a lot of disgusting websites out there) is that it manages to attract such a large audience. Primarily white, male, and middle-upper class of course. Yeargh.

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selkie said...

the UN has recognized rape as both a war crime and a form of genocide (spurred on by the atrocities against women and children in the Bosnian/Serbian war); of course it is just rhetoric and the reality is that VERY few of the perpetutors EVER suffer any kind of repercussions ... and the women and children continue to suffer.

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