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The Rape Joke by Patricia Lockwood

Denesha Brar

The debate on whether rape jokes are 'ok' or not has been going on for a few years. This poem by Patricia Lockwood is simply beautiful. It is shocking, raw and thought provoking. Her structure and style and subject matter force the reader to reassess the rape joke. This was the most important thing I've read all week.

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