Misuse of the word ‘rape’ is a problem

Comments (5)
  1. Cate says:

    This is an incredibly brave piece. Thank you for using your experience and voice to stand up against horrible “jokes” on this campus. Your article is beautifully written and heartfelt- I hope this helps start the cultural shift that needs to happen.

  2. Eryn says:

    This is a beautiful column. While I have never experienced such a horrible event in my life, I also hate the misuse of that word. It should never become a commonplace term.

  3. Beth Younger says:

    Thank you for writing this piece–I hope everyone who ever makes a joke using the word rape or who uses it facetiously reads this–and thinks twice before they do it again. It takes courage to say to someone, “hey, what you just said offends me.” But that kind of action, using language, makes a difference.

  4. Charlotte says:

    So well put. Thank you for writing this article. I hope it really can inspire others to reconsider their actions.

  5. Kylie says:

    As a fellow survivor, I applaud you for putting yourself out there like this. I know how brave and vulnerable you must have felt writing it and I am really thankful you did. Problems like this need to be addressed more often, even if they are uncomfortable.