Semantics matter

A Yemeni woman with multiple identities

== Some words that enrage me  ==

Technical Error (who’s error?)

A stray bullet (who made it go astray?)

A house collapsed (did it collapse on its own?)

Collateral damage (synonym: their death is irrelevant because they don’t matter).

dsc_0053-400x243 This photo was taken in Sana’a, Yemen in 2011

Word choices aren’t just a matter of taste, they can be a deliberate political decision to help garner collective approval on war or to help maintain ignorance on the killing of innocent people.

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