On train back from London yesterday and overheard a conversation between three young teen boys, as follows.
Boy1: Lucy just text me, I am definitely going to rape her tonight
Boy2: You think she is that fit?
Boy1: Yeah, really want to rape her
Boy2: I prefer Becky I think <long ramble about the things he wants to do to Becky>
They were probably about 12/13, were well spoken, Jack Wills wearing types. I am sure (hoping) he didn't actually mean rape but meant sex. I was really tempted to say something but was on my own with 18mnth old DD and couldn't really think of a sentence I could leave as a parting shot about it.
Would you have said anything? If so, what? I wanted to shake some respect into them! I am sure it was a bravado thing but it made my skin crawl.
I get slightly more irritated by the use of rape than text/ed
It would depend how belligerent I was feeling, but tbh some 40 year old, finger wagging matron would have probably given them a good excuse to snigger and exercise their vile vocabularly even further. I hope their adult selves look back in shame.