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September 19th, 2005
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From:ixwin
Date:September 21st, 2005 07:34 pm (UTC)
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I don't know what the answer is on the pity question*, but I've often wondered the same thing about 'victim' (as in people who prefer to be called a rape survivor than a rape victim or whatever).

*though I think it might be something to do with the difference between people feeling sorry that you are hurting for things that aren't your fault (which I don't mind at all) and people feeling sorry that you are hurting for things that are your fault because of being weak or lacking in ability or whatever (which I mind because I don't like people thinking I'm weak or lacking in ability even when it's true).
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