Thursday, 19 January 2012

I learnt a new word

I love new words. Especially when I've been looking for them for a long time. For ages I been trying to think of a way to describe those little phrases and saying that seem harmless but are actually harmful. They're often said without intent, but tend to provoke defensiveness when challenged.

Lo and behold, someone has coined a word to describe these things: microagressions. And helpfully, there is a blog full of examples.

2 comments:

Martin Willoughby said...

Like it.

Sarah Pearson said...

I used to read that site a lot, but I'd forgotten all about it. Thanks for the reminder.