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Annoyed by the phrase ‘sex scandal’

(10 Posts)
Changerofname987654321 Sat 04-Nov-17 13:36:32

Is it only me who thinks the media use of this phrase is inappropriate?

If someone in a position of power was going around hitting people who did not want to be hit then they would call it assault not a ‘boxing scandal’.

DJBaggySmalls Sat 04-Nov-17 13:43:11

Its not just you, it adds insult to injury IMO.

Datun Sat 04-Nov-17 13:47:57

Absolutely it’s a sexual harassment scandal.

museumum Sat 04-Nov-17 14:22:22

Agree. To me a sex scandal is an affair involving two consenting adults who should not have been having sex with each other.

fruitlovingmonkey Sat 04-Nov-17 14:25:09

You are right. Language matters.

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 04-Nov-17 14:39:36

A sex scandal is an affair or similar.

Widespread sexual harassment and abuse is criminal, not scandalous.

And language does matter. However, I am constantly amazed at the poor language choices made by particularly the BBC.

IndominusRex Sat 04-Nov-17 16:51:15


FuckShitJackFairy Sun 05-Nov-17 21:28:41

Agree op. I said similar on another thread recenlty. Sandal sounds like titilating gossip, abuse shouldn't be diminished this way. It feels like another layer of sexual harrassment ontop.

DamnItall Mon 06-Nov-17 10:51:26

Too right, as PP said language matters

deydododatdodontdeydo Mon 06-Nov-17 13:01:19

I have no problem with them calling it a scandal, because it is.
But yes, sexual harrassment scandal would be fine.

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