|BoyWiki Dictionary: Rape (dictionary)|
¹ the unlawful compelling of a person through physical force or duress to have sex.
² any act of sex that is forced upon a person.
Rape can be defined as any form of non-consensual sex, or as consensual sex (and even completely non-sexual activity) with a willing minor below the age of consent.
Style guides for many major newspapers require that the word rape be used to refer to any type of sexual contact involving children who are below the age of consent. This can make it difficult to understand the exact nature of certain criminal accusations.
The word "rape" often suggest the use of violence, though most BoyLovers convicted of "rape" (actually, of "statutory rape") use no violence at all in the commission of their "crimes". 
The vast majority of people, including the boylove community, frown upon genuine rape (as opposed to the "radical feminist" definition of rape"--which means any kind of sexual activity involved in by a minor, either with or without the minor's consent.)
Whoopi Goldberg created quite a stir when she spoke of "'rape' rape" vs. "rape rape" on The View (Sept. 28, 2009), hosted by Sherri Shepherd:
- "Whoopi Goldberg stopped Sherri Shepherd in mid-fume as she ranted about Roman Polanski "raping" a 13-year-old. Polanski didn’t plead guilty to a rape charge, Goldberg (correctly) pointed out. In his plea bargain, he admitted to having "unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor" (Polanski, now 76, was in his mid-forties at the time). And while something had surely occurred that day, Goldberg continued, it wasn’t "rape rape." Prodded by an unrepentant Shepherd, Goldberg allowed that while she wouldn’t like to think of her own 14-year-old daughter having sex, in Europe they saw young teens differently. "
- Whoopi: "I know it wasn't 'rape'-rape. It was something else, but I don't believe it was 'rape'-rape. He went to jail and and when they let him out he was like, 'You know what--this guy's going to give me a hundred years in jail--I'm not staying,' so that's why he left [the US and fled to Europe].""
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- Rape rape vs. "rape" rape (A "confession" and other observations made by one BoyWiki editor on the changing definitions of common terms which criminalize otherwise innocent BoyLover activities.)