Welcome to another Monday.

As the Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse starts its work, conversations about terminology and definitions in relation to child abuse victims, have dominated social media forums. Some bystanders have criticised the use of the term survivor to describe child abuse victims, suggesting it is disproportionate to the experience of abuse and disrespectful to survivors of genocide, whilst some victims themselves have said they found the term un-empowering.

Others have suggested that the term is befitting of a phenomenon which leaves people emotionally and sometimes physically scarred for life as a result of their treatment and some survivors dislike the term victim, which they also feel is disempowering.

Our question to you then, is this: should terminology like this be a personal choice or a public one?

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