How do you use the word victim? Do you use it as an insult? Oftentimes the word carries with it unnecessary layers of shame and negative connotations.
Rape culture and victim shaming can be very subtle. One of the most common ways victims are shamed is by the very use of the word "victim."
Check out my take on how common uses of the word "victim" shame and degrade those harmed by the actions of others.
I am a Victim - Huffington Post