A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I had asked my friend to stop using the word “rape” to describe exams, classes and schedules. I was so happy to hear that him say that he had no idea that it mattered. I was pleased, but secretly, I was afraid that he was only humoring me. What if I was deluding myself that I had made a difference? Would what I said stick? I didn’t know, but I chose to hope.
Today, I overheard him say, “This class is a (bleep).”
I looked at him and asked, eyes wide and feigning confusion, “This class is a dog?”
He looked back at me, paused for a minute, and then I saw it sink in. “Hard.” He looked at me apologetically. “This class is hard.”
- Motivational Monday!! “The power of I AM” (lyfechatblog.com)