'Victim' vs 'Survivor': feminism and language

Citation:

Gupta R. 'Victim' vs 'Survivor': feminism and language. openDemocracy [Internet]. 2014.

Abstract:

https://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/rahila-gupta/victim-vs-survivor-femin...

Rahila Gupta argues that the term ‘victim’ needs to be reclaimed by feminist politics; whilst 'survivor' is important because it recognises the agency of women, it focuses on individual capacity, but the notion of 'victim' reminds us of the stranglehold of the system.

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