[Ads-l] "slave" vs. "enslaved person" revisited?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat May 21 19:20:58 EDT 2016


Last week's NYT Magazine had a cover story by Emily Bazelon revisiting the criminal status of prostitution.  This weekend's Magazine prints a letter to the editor from Gloria Steinem that contains two references to "prostituted people" and none to "prostitute(s)".  

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/22/magazine/the-5-816-issue.html?_r=0

Noun aversion again? (A quick browse of Google suggests that others employ both terms, although I didn't try to see if they're used interchangeably in such cases.)

LH
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