Originally Posted by The King of Moo
Originally Posted by Scanlas The 2nd
The reason murder is more idiomatic language and rape is not is down to social conditioning, it's not down to subtleties such as more people are raped than murdered or any of the other suggestions already mentioned.
Why is "retard" now much more acceptable than "rape" ? The answer is social conditioning, rightly or wrongly it's drilled into our heads how wrong rape is whereas not so much with torture and murder.
There are countless people affected by those who are handicapped mentally yet using "retard" isn't nearly as taboo as "rape".
Just rightly, surely. I don't see what could be wrong about telling people rape is wrong.
If people are reminded that rape is wrong a lot, it's because there are still people in the world who don't treat rape very seriously, or who at least partially blame the victim.
Whereas everyone knows that murder is wrong. And though some people might argue in favour of the merits of torture in some cases, they'd never argue against how unpleasant torture is. That's the point of it.
People don't need to be told that murder and torture are bad things, it's obvious.
How many people think rape is ok? If you set up an anonymous poll on boards I doubt many would think it is.