They Say There's Truth In Every Jest, Which Is Why These Jokes Are So Horrifying

In this video, Brian Jones has a message for his fellow Marines and veterans about the rape jokes they're sharing on social media and why they're not OK.

Now before you say, "They're just jokes," let's not forget that words have power, especially ones that trivialize serious issues like rape. Coupled with the staggering number of rape and sexual assaults that take place in the U.S. military, the idea that this is something being joked about on a regular basis is pretty scary. If you're still not convinced, "A Scientific Case Against Rape Jokes" does a great job of really breaking down how these jokes support rape culture.

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In one of the most glaringly hypocritical moves in recent history, the band formerly known as Lady Antebellum is suing black blues singer Anita "Lady A" White, to use her stage name she's performed under for over three decades.

Lady Antebellum announced it had changed its name to Lady A on June 11 as part of its commitment to "examining our individual and collective impact and marking the necessary changes to practice antiracism."

Antebellum refers to an era in the American south before the civil war when black people were held as slaves.

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