The Office’s Rape Joke

I got a bunch of emails from readers about a recent episode of The Office that contained what all agreed was a non-funny joke about rape (though there’s never really a funny rape joke, is there?). I hadn’t seen the episode and couldn’t find it anywhere – luckily, one of my students at Rutgers was kind enough to send it my way.
I generally really love The Office and think that its jokes – even on subjects like race and sexuality – are generally pretty smart and progressive. But I hated this. Thoughts?
Thanks to Alissa for the vid.

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