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29-04-2012, 06:11 PM #1
Conversational Metaphors: Rape vs. Other Bad Stuff
Some folks are of the view that the metaphorical use of the word 'rape' is distasteful, inconsiderate, or otherwise objectionable. Yet we often employ language suggesting non-sexual violence metaphorically without similar objections being heard. Is there a rational basis for this difference in perception, or is it merely that we are desensitised to non-sexual violence to a greater degree than sexual violence?
Last edited by Rii; 29-04-2012 at 06:20 PM.