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Where Do You Stand: Using the Word "Rape" Casually

Where Do You Stand: Using the Word "Rape" Casually

I was talking to a friend the other day about how her home is being renovated. It's costing her a ton of money, and instead of just saying, "the contractor is taking advantage of us," she said, "the contractor is raping us." I was really shocked to hear such a strong term used in such a casual way. I took offense that she was comparing a horrible thing such as rape to something as unimportant as how much it's going to cost to put in new hardwood floors.

Am I overreacting here or do you think it's OK to use the word "rape" in a casual way?


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