@dankwraith the joke question “why are men like this?” isn’t actually rhetorical, and the answers aren’t particularly funny
So, #introduction, yeah? I'm Jon. I'm a bad writer, a worse musician, and a once and future podcaster. I left the Book of Faces when it showed me all my aunts were racist. I left the Birdsite when there was nothing left but journalists and Nazis. Alas, I could not resist the siren's call of screaming into the void. Won't you scream along with me? Beware sincerity and shitposts. Death before decaf.
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Reply guys be like "i sent you my opinions please respond"
I never said the Italian jokes were racist. They emphatically aren’t.
I just think humor built around ethnic stereotypes is base-level sus, even if the target is a safe one. It’s engaging in a rhetorical form that is quite often used for the worst of the worst kind of bigotry. Is that a great idea?
It’s like coming up with clever ways of body-shaming “pretty” people. Sure that’s not harmful in the same ways as other kinds of body-shaming humor are, but even still is it really where I want to be? Is it what I want to be doing a whole lot of?
This doesn’t rise to the level of canceling someone. It’s very far from the biggest problem. But it sticks out in a community that in most other ways has taught me a lot about using care in language.
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