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Thread #167099 Message #4048806
Posted By: An Buachaill Caol Dubh
27-Apr-20 - 02:26 AM
Thread Name: BS: Only Joke Thread You'll Need for 2020
Subject: RE: BS: Only Joke Thread You'll Need for 2020
I read those two jokes about Nuns with a degree of concern.
It's not only the fact that each involves harm coming to the Nun, but that one involves a weapon being fatally employed in this harming.
It's not only the contemporary reality that violence against women is usually decried immediately, such as certain other actions or attitudes which, not long ago, were commonplace. Racism and racist attitudes immediately come to mind.
It's not only that postings about song-lyrics containing words or attitudes which are now routinely denounced as intolerable inevitably lead to the kind of exchanges of views which have become so familiar that, well, I'd expected something similar here.
No, the principal concern was that both these jokes would have worked just as well, been just as funny, had the victims been penguins.