It’s midterm season right now and everyone is constantly complaining about how their exams went poorly. I don’t see this as being bad conceptually, but I do have a problem with how it’s being done. The most common phrase I hear is “I just got raped by that exam.”
I don’t find this a proper way to approach this. I understand you may be frustrated by your poor exam performances, but rape is serious.
It’s not something to be taken lightly.
It’s not a metaphor you should use.
It’s not funny, cute, or accurate.
It’s not something to take lightly.
It is offensive.
It is insulting.
It is inconsiderate.
It is disgusting.
Wake up. The person who hears you may know someone or they themselves may be a victim of rape. It makes me sick to the stomach to see students in this day and age to be so rude and offensive. I’m a huge fan of analogies and metaphors, but not something this low and insulting.