Rape is Not A Joke

Today a man told a rape joke. 

Everyone laughed. 
I stood there and thought about it for a moment
And then I asked,
“What is funny about that?”
The laughter stopped
and they stood there in silence. 
The momentary silence of shattered illusions,
There was no answer
Because it wasn’t funny
So why laugh?

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