Your Rape Joke Isn’t Funny (And Your First Amendment Right Isn’t Being Attacked) – Here’s Exactly Why

(Content Warning: Rape)

People think calling out rape jokes is “censorship of free speech.” Riley J. Dennis proves why they’re wrong – and how they’re really hurting people.

And while we’re at it: Let’s talk about why it sucks to use “rape” as a synonym for “destroy,” too.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism



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Riley J. Dennis is a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism. She’s a polyamorous, atheist, gender non-binary trans woman with a passion for fiction writing, feminism, and technology. She got her BA from Whittier College in 2015 doing a self-designed major called Writing Worlds, a mixture of creative writing and anthropology, focused on realistic fictional world building. Find her on her YouTube channel, Twitter @RileyJayDennis, or her website RileyJayDennis.com.