Google: Rape Is Only Committed By A Man

Aug 14, 2012 • 7:56 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Search Google for the definition of rape and Google will tell you it is a crime committed by a man. Google says, "the crime, committed by a man, of forcing another person to have sexual intercourse with him."

Here is a screen shot:

Google Define Rape

Most of us know that Google's definitions are algorithmically made up based off of what the internet's content contains. But clearly it is not perfect.

A Google Web Search Help thread has a couple people upset with the definition. One person said:

I hope this will be dealt with quickly. I understand this is handled by an automatic script which aggregates definitions from the web, but this is extremely sexist to say the least.

Statistically, I believe the overwhelming majority of people who do commit rape are men, although there are lots of stats out on the web on this, it is hard to tell what is true or not.

I wonder if Google will race to fix this or not?

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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08/14/2012 03:20 pm

Like you said it's just aggregated from other websites, Google shouldn't necessarily be held responsible for this any more than saying they support bestiality because you can search for it on there.

Webstats Art

08/14/2012 06:35 pm

What about being raped by an organization?

DJ Morris

08/15/2012 03:11 pm

What about being raped by penguin while a panda holds you down?


08/17/2012 12:05 pm

I think the best definition I can come up with is :: "the act of forcefully penetrating a living thing by means of genitalia or foreign objects."

Alex Ocean

11/06/2013 07:41 pm

type in the search bar "feminists are" and look at the drop down box.

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