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Language Matters: Call Out Abuse For What It Is

Language Matters: Call Out Abuse For What It Is

January 23, 2017

On Sunday, HuffPost reporter Matthew Jacobs posted a review of the upcoming film, The Tale. The movie tells a story of an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse coming to terms with her experience and understanding it from an adult’s perspective. While it was a rave review of a groundbreaking film, we feel that the analysis of the survivor’s experience missed some key points in how we discuss sexual violence.

Take a look at our Twitter thread below, which examines Jacobs’ language:

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