PSA - Choose your words carefully

1:30pm - 1:45pm on Saturday, October 3 in Online

Aaron Bassett

Description

Despite the commonly held belief, it is not only sticks and stones which can hurt; the wrong words can cause harm too.

In this public service announcement, we’ll look at the etymology of some common—and often seemingly innocuous—words, phrases, and idioms and why they should no longer be part of our collective lexicon.

Content Warning: many of the phrases discussed have origins in racism, misogyny, ableism, and bigotry.

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