Shaker The Fat Lady Sings just emailed me about one of the most heinous examples of rape-hilarity, and simultaneously one of the most egregious examples of fauxgressivism, I've ever seen.
Someone has created a satirical website, to which I won't link or name in full, though I'm sure you can find it if you're really so inclined, suggesting that professional conservative asshole Glenn Beck raped and murdered a girl in 1990. The site greets you with:
WelcomeThis site has been promoted in at least three diaries at Daily Kos (one of which, headlined "Is Glenn Beck Moving Us Towards a Rapetocracy?" has since been taken down).
This site exists to try and help examine the vicious rumour that Glenn Beck raped and murdered a young girl in 1990. We don't claim to know the truth -- only that the rumour floating around saying that Glenn Beck raped and murdered a young girl in 1990 should be discussed. So we're going to do our part to try and help get to the bottom of this.
Why won't Glenn Beck deny these allegations? We're not accusing Glenn Beck of raping and murdering a young girl in 1990 - in fact, we think he didn't! But we can't help but wonder, since he has failed to deny these horrible allegations. Why won't he deny that he raped and killed a young girl in 1990?
Now, while I clearly understand and appreciate the point that's trying to be made here (as part of Beck's usual shtick is to make absurd and unfounded accusations against liberals to force them to deny the charges, thereby inextricably associating themselves with the charges), I almost can't think of a more wildly inappropriate and objectionable way to make it.
And I never cease to be amazed that people who understand that rape is one of the most horrific allegations that can be made (it's so much worse to satirically accuse Beck of rape and murder, than merely accusing him of murder would have been) continually fail to simultaneously acknowledge what a horrific crime rape is, which is precisely what makes shit like this spectacularly unfunny to its many, many victims.
I could spend another hour or two on this, quite frankly, but I doubt I'd say anything I haven't already said a thousand times before.
[Rape is Hilarious: Parts One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen, Fifteen, Sixteen, Seventeen, Eighteen, Nineteen, Twenty, Twenty-One, Twenty-Two, Twenty-Three, Twenty-Four, Twenty-Five, Twenty-Six, Twenty-Seven, Twenty-Eight, Twenty-Nine, Thirty, Thirty-One, Thirty-Two, Thirty-Three, Thirty-Four, Thirty-Five, Thirty-Six.]