Posted by antigua3 on June 27, 2009, at 11:40:16
In reply to Re: Victim/Survivor terminology**possible sa trigg » antigua3, posted by Dinah on June 27, 2009, at 10:07:54
You seem to think that he was wrong to use that word. Am I right?
I'm not bothered that he chose to use that word because I completely understood his intent and it led to a very satisfying discussion.
Also, just to be clear, he didn't use the word survivor; that's coming just from me.
You're right. I do think of myself as innocent before the abuse. It's like I'm a before and after person and while I do cry over the lost innocence, I cannot use that word to describe myself after the abuse even though I rationally know I'm not responsible.