Rape: Still Not Hilarious, Still Not a Compliment

Today's "Crankshaft," a King Features Syndicate cartoon created by Tom Batiuk and drawn by Chuck Ayers, which is run in 300+ papers worldwide:

Via Jessica, who notes, "Not only does it attempt to make a joke out of rape, it also plays on the gross myth that only young, 'attractive' women get sexually assaulted. Which, of course, is a version of 'rape is a compliment'."

I'd also like to point out that the first comment at Feministing is, heartbreakingly: "My aunt was older than that when she was raped. She died as a result."

Ho ho ho!

And, you know, as a couple of other commenters point out over there, rape isn't the only thing from which women (elderly or otherwise) have to protect themselves.

If you'd like to contact King Features Syndicate about running this horseshit, you can email them here.

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