Enjoy (hopefully) some time at home with your family pets! Don’t mean to be a downer, but this is a beautifully written sentiment.
Choices of terms for comparison may have been taken a bit too far in this debate, I don’t feel that anybody would ever try to change or come up with a less demeaning name for what is considered a rapist… just my view though..
Interesting post by a student— Megan Kelly said “calling them undocument immigrants is like calling a rapist a “non-consensual sex partner.” That obviously would be considered offensive to the victims of those crimes.”
It’s very interesting to me— Megan Kelly seems to imply that legal US citizens are the victims of a crime because of someones presence. I’m watching the end of this thing as I type this— she says “little people find the term ‘midget’ offensive…so, you know, you can’t say that anymore…there’s so many words that are suddenly becoming hurtful.”
Translation: “People that I’m just used to talking about however I want all the sudden care what they’re called— what am I supposed to say??!!!???!!?? I have to CHANGE THE WORDS that come out of my mouth???!!!???”
Words matter, and the choice of language we use every day can have a bigger impact than we even know.
“Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts flow and out of which they grow…” —> What we say and how we say it sets a precedent for the attitudes and beliefs that other people will have, and how other people will talk about the same subject. Others will latch onto the terms we use and the ideas we portray.
“speak clearly, if at all; carve every word before you let it fall.” —> It is important for one to know the meaning of what one is saying; it is dangerous to throw around terms that may mean something different than a person intends for them to mean.
Choose language carefully. Words matter.