Many years ago we all knew what Rape was, forced intercourse with someone who had to be beaten or threatened into submission, by someone they would never never never want to see again. The penalty was justifiably strong because victims life was usually wrecked and there is no greater personal invasion than a forcible rape.
Today we've redefined the term and rape includes victims who changed their mind in the middle of consensual intercourse, even if they don't consider themselves to have been raped and willingly continued to have sexual relations with the same person even after that.
That redefinition has greatly increased the rape statistics way beyond reality and subjected a horrifically large portion of the population to potential rape charges. It's also made it pretty darn easy for a young girl who regrets getting pregnant to try and cast aside some of the blame by claiming she was raped.
Forced rape is a honorific crime perpetuated by sick people and should never be confused with sex that was so acceptable to the victim at the time it happened that they weren't upset enough to stop having sex with that person in the future. Date rape isn't a good thing, but it's another crime all together, and should not be subject to the same law and punishments as we previously set aside for violent rapists who force themselves on totally unwilling victims.