Tuesday, May 13, 2008

J'ai Survécu, Monsieur

I have had a phone call from a colleague who has just heard of a domestic violence victim who was described in court as a 'survivor'.
My colleague was very cross, rightly so in my opinion. After all, nearly all of the people involved in violence survive, be they perpetrator or victim.
It will not help victims of domestic cruelty to Orwellise what has happened to them, not least because Eric Blair chose his words with care that is not usual nowadays.

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