Your Econ Final Did Not Rape You

July 2, 2014 4:18 PM

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On Saturday night, I was standing with my friends outside of a building in Union Square, waiting to be let in to an apartment. A girl came to the door from the inside, opened it, turned to a boy standing near us and, mid-hug, said, "I raped her!" and proceeded to use the word "rape" two more times throughout the course of telling her story. I stared at her with my mouth wide open and muttered under my breath, "Did she seriously just say that?"

For the rest of the night, I couldn't stop thinking about the girl's ignorant word choice. She had used the term "rape" to describe something that did not involve any form of sexual violence or assault. What's worse is how lightheartedly she spoke; she was laughing, rolling her eyes, and flirting wi...

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