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Old Apr 26, 2005, 4:08pm   #6
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Also ....

If you had a close friend, or loved one who you knew had a terribly traumatic rape experience.. Would you use this expression with this friend? Would you go up to them and tell them: "Man, I just got raped by my Chemistry exam". Or would you realize that even the word conjures up terrible images and memories for them, and they would likely be offended by your loose usage of the word?

If you answered that you would use the word, then you are kind of heartless and inconsiderate to your friend. If you answered that you wouldn't use the word in this situation, then you obviously see how this could be damaging, and maybe can see how the word usage isn't appropriate, as anyone you said this too could have the same reaction to your friend, as it is likely you wouldn't know if one of your good friends had been raped anyway.
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