“We Do Not Want A Page On This Topic”

TV Tropes has blocked all its pages concerning rape as trope in popular culture  after Google threatened TV Tropes‘ ad revenue over “explicit content.” “If you’re thinking this ineffectual censorship just highlights how ridiculous and dangerous the pressure to rid our social vocabularies of potentially ‘creepy’ words like ‘rape’ and, oh, ‘vagina,’ have become, you’re not alone.”

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