Everything is rape these days, including your favorite Christmas songs and the birth of Jesus Christ.
For decades, people have enjoyed the playful song "Baby, It's Cold Outside." This winter classic is a playful duet between a male and female singer, who take the part as their respective halves of a couple enjoying a romantic evening by the fire during a snow storm. At some point, the female decides to head home and her paramour encourages her to stay.
I really can't stay (But baby, it's cold outside) I've got to go away (But baby, it's cold outside)
She eventually acquiesces.
So really I'd better scurry (Beautiful, please don't hurry) But maybe just a half a drink more (Put some records on while I pour)
It's a cute, funny exchange that seems to represent a man and a woman who can't get enough of each other's presence.
The neighbors might think (Baby, it's bad out there) Say, what's in this drink? (No cabs to be had out there)
What normal people hear as a normal, healthy, flirty woman getting a little tipsy is, in the minds of idiots, a woman being drugged into submission.
Why, these fools wonder, is a song about date rape so popular, even today?
The answer is obvious: the song's not about date rape, and only a twisted mind would think it is. I honestly feel sorry for people who are so obsessed with sexual violence that they see it in literally everything, including a sweet, fun little holiday song. These are the same morons who have tried to ban Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer because they believe it encourages bullying.
Now, though, radical purveyors of victim-hood have reached an all time low. At least one radical feminist blowhard is claiming that the Biblical account of Mary's pregnancy is tantamount to rape. Because
in the Gospel of Luke, the Virgin Mary gets pregnant when the spirit of the Lord comes upon her and the power of the Most High overshadows her...Who needs consent, freely given? If he's a god, she's got to want it, right?
Now, for many/most Christians, Mary is revered as the mother of God. Catholics in particular hold Mary sacred, honoring her with titles such as Queen of the Universe and Lady of Hope. Her participation in the birth of the savior makes her "blessed among women" and she is seen as "full of grace." Yet, to liberals, she's a rape victim, and Jesus the unholy spawn of that rape. It's shocking that nobody is writing editorials decrying the lack of legal abortion for rape victims in the New Testament.
Such a sad life it must be for those who spend their days imagining oppression where none exists, forcing themselves to view everything through a prism of victimization. However, it's one thing for them to spend their days wallowing in imagined suffering. It's another to use those hallucinations as reason to ban classic songs, or denigrate the beliefs of a few billion people. Even worse, this lack of perspective ultimately works against actual rape victims, because it trivializes their experience. When everything is rape, then the horror of that crime loses its meaning.