Why Do We Keep Talking About Sexual Assault in Terms of the Victim? | 22 Words

Why Do We Keep Talking About Sexual Assault in Terms of the Victim?

ne of the first things you learn in English 101 is not to use passive voice, which, as defined by Dictionary.com, is "to have a subject acted upon by a verb." A great example of this grammatical faux pas is the sentence, "The ball was thrown by the pitcher."

("Was thrown..." If you were an English major, your skin should be crawling right now.)

Passive voice is horrible writing form, but did you know it's harmful outside the classroom too?

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