Today in Rape Culture

[Trigger warning.]

I have but one question for MTV about their decision to cast on the newest installment of The Real World an aspiring cartoonist whose preferred motif is sexual assault, frequently casting himself as a rapist: Did you never stop to consider that such "humor" could be a red flag, or were you actively hoping he'd rape one of his female roommates, because, like, that would be exactly the sort of controversy that totes awesome for your ratings...?

Once upon a time, I might have considered that an unfair question. But that was before you promoted another show with footage of one of its female participants getting punched in the face.

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