How would you rewrite the sentence I wrote then?
Where you wrote, "It's in this area where people can talk about different degrees of rape, and phrases like "legitimate rape" can emerge", I would have written something like, "It's in this area where some people can talk about different degrees of rape, and inappropriate phrases like "legitimate rape" can emerge" . Personally, I feel that we are on very dangerous ground when we talk of 'different degrees of rape'.
I agree, but it's important to realise that some people do feel this way and will be using language in a way that reflects this.
We had a similar "what did you just say" moment several years ago when our vice prime minister said this: Lepper - Jak mo (in Polish).
I think you don't need to speak Polish to see he's saying something obnoxious. One of his people allegedly raped a prostitute. He asked the journalists, "Well, how can you rape a prostitute in the first place?"
Wow. Somehow, it warms my heart to know it's not only American politicians who are really stupid.
Whether politicians say stupid things isn't the measure of a nation, it's whether their political career is finished afterwards.;-)
His was. He was charged with similar offences soon afterwards. He died one year ago. According to the police he hanged himself.
Enough said! I think this thread should be closed!