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The video that stopped the internet in its tracks: "Why rape is sincerely hilarious".

TRIGGER WARNING: This article deals with an account of rape/sexual assault and may be triggering for survivors of abuse.

This two-minute tale of childhood molestation will kick you in the guts.

Written and directed by (normally comic) actor Andrew Bailey, the monologue describes a young boy’s molestation at the hands of a female teacher when he was 13-years-old. But she wasn’t a pedophile, she was just a ‘woman’. And he wasn’t a victim, he was ‘awesome’ for having sex so young.

This piece is chilling and in just two minutes it raises so questions:

Why is male rape often considered less serious than female rape? Why are young boys molested by adult women often considered ‘lucky’ or ‘heroes’, rather than as the victims of sexual assault that they are? And why is male rape so often used as a hilarious punchline?

There’s a reason this video has had half a million hits in just a few days:

Please note if this post or any of the comments bring up any issues for you, or if you need to speak to someone please call 1800-RESPECT or the NSW Rape Crisis Centre on 1800 424 017.  It does not matter where about you live in Australia, they will take your call and, if need be, refer you to a service closer to home.