Choose Your Words Wisely

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Words to consider.

Swell Time

Choose your words wisely……..words have power.

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Recently I was having a conversation with someone about sexual assault. We had a discussion about the word survivor and victim. These words can be used interchangeably when talking about sexual assault, even though these words are very different. Each word paints a very different picture.

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When I hear the word victim I think of a person who is helpless. I think of a person who needs to be taken care of. I think of a person who is weak.

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When I hear the word survivor I think of a person who is capable of taking care of them. I think of a person who can overcome adversity. I think of a person who has strength.

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People reveal a lot about themselves with the words they chose. A person’s words paint a picture of their values and their worldview.

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