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Dolven, J. (2017). Rape, Jokes, Consent. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 18(4):274-276.

(2017). Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 18(4):274-276

Rape, Jokes, Consent

Jeff Dolven, Ph.D.

All jokes pose a problem of consent: what does it mean to hear them out; what does it mean to laugh? The problem is acute in the case of rape jokes. This paper discusses two concepts of consent raised by Vanessa Place’s “If I Wanted Your Opinion, I’d Remove the Duct Tape,” legal consent and aesthetic consent, and the relation between them.

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