Can We Talk About the Word Victim?

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In 2014, I had an incident with someone in the subway, a stranger. It resulted in that individual being arrested and charged with assault. There was a trial, I testified and they were convicted. I’ve also written here about other experiences I’ve had where I was the “victim” of violence. I know I’m not unique, it happens far too often to too many people. What I’m getting at is that even though I’ve had these experiences I don’t…

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Lawyer, Comic & Writer with over 815K views: I love rules, writing & laughing. https://linktr.ee/AndreaColemanComedy

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Andrea Coleman

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Lawyer, Comic & Writer with over 815K views: I love rules, writing & laughing. https://linktr.ee/AndreaColemanComedy

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