The whole Penny Arcade “dickwolves” thing has got me thinking about rape jokes. One camp says that rape jokes are never funny, and others believe there is maybe some wiggle room depending on context. I see the value in humor that is edgy or even offensive. That’s why I don’t think I can belong to the first camp. Still, there should be some guidelines for understanding how and when rape jokes should be used and some sort of criteria to help comedians decide whether a rape joke is a “good” one or a really terrible one.
That led to this flowchart. I made it quickly, so it’s far from a finished product. Love to know what you guys think.