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Goldner, V. (2017). Rape Jokes: Laugh Till You Cry. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 18(4):294-298.

(2017). Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 18(4):294-298

Rape Jokes: Laugh Till You Cry

Virginia Goldner, Ph.D.

Rape “jokes” are disturbing. We almost laugh, we cringe, some of us tear up. This essay deconstructs the psychic action of such material and the way an audience (or community) can find themselves reluctantly identifying with the affable, loquacious sociopath (think Bill Cosby). His victims become nothing more than roadkill, no match for the clever narcissist who never shuts up.

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