Word power: why the way women speak about violence matters.

The murder of Sarah Everard has unleashed a vast outcry from women about how unsafe they feel being out alone. The posts contain long list of steps intended as self-defence or at the very least to enable them to be tracked should they be abducted. They detail how restrictive and limiting those steps are in daily life. Many of the lists I have seen use the words such as ‘all women feel…