If you laughed, or even smirked a bit, I forgive you. Just know that there are worse things to laugh about than rape, and it seems to be pretty easy to get an entire female audience absolutely roaring with laughter at the thought of them.
[I'm going to talk about someone mutilating your genitalia]
Don't you understand though? This is funny because he isn't mocking someone who is (in reality) a powerless victim. He is flipping it on his head. It's irony.
I don't understand, no. "He isn't mocking someone who is a powerless victim?" What do you mean by that? Are you saying that the men that guy raped WANTED to be raped, or that they were not powerless in that situation? I don't want to put words in your mouth, so please explain what you mean here.
I would assume that the rapist was either much larger than them, or had a gun to their head. Either way, I think "powerless victim" seems to be right terminology.
I think it can be kind of complicated, but it all comes down to the idea of "When does comedy stop being positive, and start being just mean?"
Like, there is clearly a difference between comedy and cruel mocking. Maybe it's intent, but some would argue that's difficult, if not impossible, to really judge. The same words mean different things to different people, regardless of what the person speaking them was thinking at the time.
So, there's this old idea in comedy that you should target your jokes at the powerful and not the powerless. So, mocking someone who would traditionally be a rape victim is cruel. Mocking someone who would not traditionally be a rape victim is at least funnier. Whether or not it is actually funny depends a lot on who's listening and whatever baggage they have brought to the table.
But whatever, I'm done talking about this particular area of this issue. This is going nowhere good.