Using the Word ‘Rape’ Wrongfully in a Facebook Status

The following is a Facebook status posted by a young Calgarian woman and the ensuing response from a few of her peers. It is the perfect example of how people need to take responsibility of what they post on the internet, and also need to be conscious of how using the wrong language can have detrimental effects on society. It is unfortunate that this person took the discussion as a personal attack, but it exemplifies why it is important to be educated and aware of sexual assault, gender-based violence, rape, and rape-culture within our society.

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  1. [...] Hollaback! Alberta did a screening this past Wednesday of the documentary The Invisible War at local theatre in Edmonton. The site posted an important lesson on the harmful effects of the improper use of the word “rape.” View the post here. [...]

  2. [...] Hollaback! Alberta did a screening this past Wednesday of the documentary The Invisible War at local theatre in Edmonton. The site posted an important lesson on the harmful effects of the improper use of the word “rape.”View the post here. [...]

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