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Salamon, G. (2017). What Do we Learn About Rape Jokes From Rape Jokes About Rape Jokes?. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 18(4):277-280.

(2017). Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 18(4):277-280

What Do we Learn About Rape Jokes From Rape Jokes About Rape Jokes?

Gayle Salamon, Ph.D.

This piece takes as its subject rape jokes in which the rape joke itself is thematized. Taking up the functions of condensation, pleasure, and consent in Vanessa Place’s performance piece Rape Joke and Patricia Lockwood’s poem Rape Joke, I consider the proximity of rape to joke in contemporary culture as well as the shifts in address through which joke can become critique.

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