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Enough With The Rape Euphemisms

They're part of the problem

Photo by Caroline Hernandez on Unsplash

Just when we think we've reached the bottom, up pops another "Hold my beer" moment. This time it's a Florida man, perving over a six-year-old girl and (oh, but it gets worse) promising to "turn her into a woman". Hmmm. What could he mean?

Perhaps the same act as "non-consensual sex"?
Or "forced himself on her"?
r "indecent assault"…



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Toni Hargis

Toni Hargis


Co-author of “How to Stand up to Sexism; Words for when enough is enough”. Helping women find their voices. @ToniHargis