Dec. 13th, 2004

keryx: (pissed)
Use of the verb "to stalk" to mean "follow in a cute and fun way" instead of "be a creepy predator".

I've seen it a million billion times lately, and this has got to stop. It's one of those cases where yes, the standing definition can refer to a number of different things, but it's also a very specific, mostly gendered, crime, and one that gets trivialized enough as is. If you wouldn't say a hurricane "raped" Florida, than you shouldn't talk about "stalking" Colin Firth.

That's all. Back to your regularly scheduled programming.

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