Comparing other things to rape is as old as the hills. Alexander Pope wrote his satirical “The rape of the lock” in 1712. But some angry feminist below says that is wrong

Twilight actress Kristen Stewart has often been outspoken about her hatred of the spotlight shined on her personal life and rumoured romance with co-star Robert Pattinson.

But Stewart needs to know that there’s a big difference between being hounded by the media and being raped, according to rape victims’ advocates who were offended by remarks from Stewart in the July edition of British Elle magazine.

“It’s so… The photos are so… I feel like I’m looking at someone being raped. A lot of the time I can’t handle it,” the 20-year-old actress said when asked how she feels about being photographed by paparazzi. “I never expected that this would be my life.”

Katherine Hull, a spokesperson on behalf of Rape and Incest National Network (R.A.I.N.N.), spoke out against Stewart’s comments on

“Stewart’s comments are regrettable,” she said. “Portraying a rape survivor in the film Speak should have led her to use a more appropriate metaphor to describe the intrusive nature of the paparazzi. “Rape is more than an intrusion, it’s a violent crime, that causes serious long term mental health effects for victims.”


One could be forgiven for concluding that Ms Hull is suffering from “serious long term mental health effects”

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