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The Official Guide to Legitimate Rape

Let’s lighten it up with Katie J.M. Baker’s breakdown of the different “types” of rape. For example:

In 1990, Texas Republican gubernatorial nominee Clayton Williams told ranchers that victims should take rape in stride and try to enjoy it — like when you have picnic plans but then there’s a huge thunderstorm so you decide to see a movie instead and it turns out to be a pretty enjoyable afternoon after all!

The piece is a little exasperating but still mostly funny. As you might suppose, Baker makes a more serious point at the end.