Pearls Before Swine (10/28/10)

What do you think happens when Pig goes directly to jail? Is he made to sit in a cell for hours? Is he forced to sleep on the bottom bunk? Or is he brutally raped by a larger, more violent offender? I’m thinking it’s the third option. For years, prison rape has been seeping into the mainstream humor lexicon. Why do we tell these jokes? Is it because we feel powerless to stop these crimes, or is it because we think prisoners deserve to be raped, “cruel and unusual punishment” be damned? Whatever the reason, I feel like the jokes are getting old. There are many, many envelope-pushing topics I’m willing to laugh at. Rape is just not one of them.

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