Originally Posted by kdt26417
Is there a clean, clear line that can be drawn between "rape" and "not rape," or is there a gray area?
I think it's not clear cut. Many crimes, an outside observer would be able to tell. With rape, an outside observer isn't that useful. Could be consensual BDSM play, and look like rape. Could be rape, and look consensual because you didn't see the part where one person threatened the other. I think we wouldn't be having these kinds of discussions is there wasn't a gray area.