There Sure Are a Lot of Rape Jokes in Sitcoms Lately

Oy, vey. A lot of rape jokes have been made on primetime television this past year— like a lot a lot— and while a few have managed to land with a certain level of self awareness or humor (like Maya Rudolph in her ski suit on Up All Night) the majority are thrown about all-too casually and, generally, in extremely poor taste. Among the most guilty is 2 Broke Girls, a show that throws around rape jokes as often as they do outdated hipster references (the jokes, by the way, are as cheap as the set decoration), however the award for "Absolute Worst" has got to be a tie between Workaholics' "sleep assault" quip and Rob!'s accidentally-falling-over-on-a-passed-out-old-lady routine.

The Sitcom Season in Rape Jokes [Vulture]