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Presentation Title

The Contributions of Rape Humor to a Rape-Prone Society

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Alexandra Waszak '14Follow

Location

Young 117

Abstract

Over the past year, rape culture has manifested in almost every aspect of popular culture, including rape humor within stand-up comedy. The purpose of this project was to explore how rape humor helps to create and sustain a rape-prone society. Through literature review and public opinion analysis, I found that rape humor contributes to a rape-prone society by constructing rape as situational and eliminating empathy for victims of rape.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-9-2013 1:20 PM

End Date

4-9-2013 1:40 PM

Panel

Panel: Society, Identity and Human Behavior

Panel Moderator

Benjamin Zeller

Field of Study for Presentation

Sociology and Anthropology

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Apr 9th, 1:20 PM Apr 9th, 1:40 PM

The Contributions of Rape Humor to a Rape-Prone Society

Young 117

Over the past year, rape culture has manifested in almost every aspect of popular culture, including rape humor within stand-up comedy. The purpose of this project was to explore how rape humor helps to create and sustain a rape-prone society. Through literature review and public opinion analysis, I found that rape humor contributes to a rape-prone society by constructing rape as situational and eliminating empathy for victims of rape.