One thing we did not talk about in class is when people use the word rape to describe something that is not rape. "Ohhhh, the bank raped me with all their fees!"
Just ran into a blog post about Johnny Depp using the word "rape" to describe photo shoots: http://www.theawl.com/2011/10/celebrities-and-the-rape-of-photography
What do you think? Does using this word inaccurately diminish the word's actual meaning? Is it no big deal? Maybe just a bit immature, akin to "that's so gay!"? What if you used the word around someone who was sexually assaulted?