What’s the difference between a baby and a watermelon?

The following is a screencap from this Facebook thread, which you should all click “report” on because it is disgusting how some people can see this as a joke.

The punch line is in the picture as well. (Trigger warning: there is mention of gore and sex.)



I purposely didn’t colour-block the first names because anyone who goes to York University must see this, especially the administrators.

Is this the type of student you want at your school?

Moreover, to the York University students:

Is this the type of person you want to be working with?

What scared me the most, and continues to scare me as I look back on this post, is how nobody intercepted. Nobody thought it was wrong to joke about dead babies or rape. Everyone in this thread went along with it and thought they were having a great time.

There was absolutely no reason (nor will there ever be one) to have jokes about dead babies and violent gore. What purpose does it serve? Does it advance you to your goal? Death is no laughing matter. There are cases where studies have shown that “nervous laughter” is used to relieve tension, and that is the only reason I can think of here, but does it really seem like laughing because they are scared of death, or does it seem to show their ignorance and lack of empathy?

Ask any parents or any person about a deceased sibling, relative, or friend. Is death such a funny matter then? Would it be funny to any of these people in the thread, Yahya I., Husman S. H., Sam P. G., or Shafay A. if their own child were to die in front of them, to breathe their last breath?

And then of course, the sex joke from Shafay A.:

Q: What’s 6 inches long, 2 inches wide, and drives women wild?

A: A $100 bill!

Not only is that supposed to imply sex, it also dehumanizes women into sex objects with no personality who hunger after money.

What sickens me the most is the difficulty to file a complaint to York. This guy clearly violates the following responsibilities under the Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities:

(ii) The responsibility to behave in a way that does not harm or threaten to harm
another person’s physical or mental wellbeing.
(iii) The responsibility to uphold an atmosphere of civility, honesty, equity and
respect for others, thereby valuing the inherent diversity in our community.

This Facebook thread is not the only instance where Yahya I. has violated these responsibilities. In another thread, my friend, N, had unfollowed the thread but he tagged her back in:

Y: hey, N

N: can i help you?

Y: rape

That is literally what happened. Then he said that it was only a joke and we should loosen up.

Rape is never funny. 

I really hope that York rethinks their process for accepting students. Yahya I. is the scum of the earth.


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