Rape jokes connote one certain thing. And that thing erases survivors.
I'm trying to create safety for myself and increase the circle of safety around me so that I'm not the only person who's safe.
But I can speak vaguely about what I think comedy does well. I think comedy is a perfect tool for taking down systems of power. Because it's about humanizing the person speaking to you. So, we live in a moment where when comedy is being used to combat the current administration. That is very different than somebody who aligns with the current administration shitting on groups of people who have long been underserved and marginalized in our country."
I think comedy is a perfect tool for taking down systems of power.