Sunday, February 20, 2011
"#Rape" is not the same as "making love"
Nothing new here, except when the notion of rape and making love gets conflated and a rape in a movie gets reduced to making love in a Wikipedia article. The word rape has a clear meaning and reducing it to something else is quite contrary to what a "neutral point of view" is about.
Rape is sex forced upon someone.
There is no single argument I can come up with why Wikipedia should reduce rape to anything less. When we want women to feel secure being a Wikimedian, the rationalisation that rape can be reduced to "making love" is unacceptable.