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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.

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

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.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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