How to Respond to Figurative Use of the Word “Rape”

How to Respond to Figurative Use of the Word “Rape”

In this video, Alan Berkowitz explains several ways that you can respond to the inappropriate use of the phrase “that person raped me” using different intervention skills.

 

Using the term “rape” figuratively is one of many ways that the impact and trauma of rape are minimized.

Have you heard “rape” used figuratively? How did you respond? Let us know in the comments.