I know you don't often agree with me Tom and my abrasive ways often alienate but I liked this post and the joke a two fold, firstly it's an answer to a question not asked and secondly no sane person could possibly believe the response was serious. I thought I must have been missing something with Morkel's unhinged reaction but you've reassured me and for that I'm grateful.I suffered disgusting acts of physical and emotional abuse as a child at the hands of a man and woman, though usually the man. They did it for fun and actually had me brainwashed to believe I deserved everything that happened to me. The cowards actually timed it perfectly and stopped doing it around the age of 14 just as I was getting big enough to hit back. Worst thing is I suppressed most of the worst memories for a couple of decades and treated them with dignity and respect that whole time. Point being it's not something you hold against everyone, just the particular cowards who did it. I think if you are getting triggered by random strangers making harmless jokes then you have deeper problems and possibly need professional help. There is only a small minority of people who do it and to tar everyone with the same brush is unfair. Nobody (as far as I'm aware) has said DV against women isn't a serious issue, people are just sick of the double standards being displayed in the media.
In fact I have heard women making the same joke as Huge and substituting the word man for woman, I didn't find it offensive, it's not an offensive joke.