Hope we are still having a wonderful Easter break.
“He said he was traveling in a bus and saw a girl in the same bus. He was trying to ask her out but she didn’t agree. Armed robbers stopped them, collected all their valuables and asked him to strip. Then they pointed a gun at the girl and asked her to strip too. Then they ordered him to have sex with her from behind at gun point. Then he started rolling his waist suggestively and the audience was laughing. He even said at the end have enjoyed it so much he started saying thank you to the armed robbers.”
When people tell jokes that promote rape, society should frown at and refute this. There is little or no difference between someone who rapes and the one who tells the story in a way that one will feel comfortable with. Until we begin to understand that we have the power to determine what we listen to and judge as right or wrong, rape jokes will keep flying through our social media and public space.
Rape shouldn’t be told to suit an audience. It can be told to touch people’s conscience and deter others from indulging in the act.
At Stand to End Rape Initiative, we say NO to #Rape Jokes in Nigera and Africa as a whole.
We hope the comedian Akpororo will publicly apologise and moving forward, will desist from such an act.