^ There is a debate, yes. To wit:
- Actual rape, as most understand the term, is the committing of brutal sexual assault through force of violence. No one here is defending that, of course.
- Statutory rape, OTOH, is called that simply because of an age difference. Meaning, a relationship that may otherwise be completely consensual, and involves no coercion or assault or violence of any kind, magically becomes "rape" simply because one party may be a few years too old. That is what people are arguing about.