I would like to ask and insist that we all stop, that is STOP using the words “sex offender.” It’s pejorative, demeaning, and keeps the idea that registrants keep “offending.” Word use is VERY IMPORTANT in our cause – and the words we choose to use make people either cringe or open their minds.
Just like any other racial or otherwise de-humanizing words, and we know what those words are, continuing to use them keeps up the hate, the fear, and the political rhetoric. Let us choose BETTER words because I am not a SO! I am a person first, that must register under the draconian laws we have in this wonderful country of ours.
I highly suggest using the term “Registrant or Register Person.” Not even Registered Citizen is good enough as no one needs to be a citizen to be in this mess.
More important is that we are all PEOPLE first and ever more need to be seen as people first.
Ok, let’s do this. Thank you!
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