Male Sexual Assault Is Not Funny

This video from the Pop Culture Detective chronicles how joking about male sexual assault  is so ubiquitous as to be invisible, and can be found in every form of visual and televised media from children’s programs to comedies for adults. He talks about how these jokes uphold toxic masculinity, why this is so prevalent, and who is this message meant for. 

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There’s a lot of homophobia involved in these images, as it demonizes gay men as predators, along with a certain amount of misogyny because emasculated men are compared to women, who are of course, less than men.

This is also on par with the many, many years of transgender jokes where when its discovered someone is transgender, the reactions shown always seem to include nausea and vomiting.

These are just some of the many ways in which transphobia, homophobia, patriarchy, and toxic masculinity are reinforced and upheld.