I'm very offended by this title. I knew someone who was raped and it's very inappropriate here.
It's interesting how 'rape' is considered a controversial word in this context, I wondered about this after Alan Pardew used it on MOTD2 to describe Michael Essien taking the ball off someone.
a) it's fair usage by definition (from Dictionary.com): an act of plunder, violent seizure, or abuse; despoliation; violation: the rape of the countryside.
and b) you never see any complaints about similar use of the word 'murder'.