In light of the numerous sexual assault and harassment allegations that have come to light against powerful men recently, actor, stand-up comedian, and screenwriter, John Leguizamo took to Twitter over the weekend to call out the absurdity of the language we use to describe such abuses.
If we're going to call rape a "nonconsensual sexual relationship" why don't we call murder "nonconsensual assisted suicide?"— John Leguizamo (@JohnLeguizamo) October 29, 2017
Well said, Mr. Leguizamo, well said.
It's not arson, it's "nonconsensual aggravated central heating"— Gal Hazør (@dkHaze) October 29, 2017
It's not embezzlement, it's nonconsensual reimbursement.— Millennialaire (@destroyideas) October 29, 2017
Robbery could be "nonconsenual giving" or "nonconsenual charity."— Tom Joan Vrancic (@cosmyra64) October 29, 2017
Thank you. Use of word “relationship” is so vile & offensive, can’t believe there hasn’t been more push back. No women in the editing room??— Anne with an "e" (@mrsmaris) October 29, 2017
Thank you for standing up for us! How would O'Reilly like a nonconsentual castration?— Journey Woman (@JourneyWoman14) October 29, 2017
I looked in the store, there are no Hallmark cards for nonconsensual relationships at all! It seems to be a growing market though.— Stewart_Pidd (@Stewart_Pidd) October 29, 2017