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VERBAL ABUSE: OUR NEW FORM OF SLAVERY

By Blessing Toluwase Aiyenigba
Visible chains and shackles are in extinct in the world of slavery,in the 21st century, I mean this computer age our involvement in the new form of slavery (verbal abuse) as gone haywire, so bad that we even use negative words to correct ourselves!Sach-Ericsson said “the old saying about sticks and stone was wrong. Names will forever hurt you”. Ignorantly, we chain emotions, independence, happiness, confidence, self-esteem, freedom and many more with the use of negative word words, curse words or body language to cause pain and depression to someone else,without knowing the bad effects of our act.
Abuse according to Oxford dictionary isImproper treatment or usage; application to a wrong or bad purpose; misuse; perversion.Physical or verbal maltreatment; injury.
Forcing of undesired sexual activity by one person on another,An unjust, corrupt or wrongful practice or custom; offense; crime; fault.Coarse, insulting speech; abusive language.
Verbal Abuse is a emotional abuse in which the use of words or body language that can cause the other person pain and depression.
Maybe if we are aware of the effects of verbal Abuse on both the user and the victim we will want to curb this act. Both young, old, adults victim suffer from negative self image, fear, lack of self-esteem, depression and sometimes it can lead to suicidal act.
The effects on the side of the user (oppressor) is that the victim will lack trust in them, even when they show love to the victim, the victim won’t trust their act because of fear of repetition of the abuse. The wrong impression we get when we abuse verbally is that we feel the victim felt sorry and sober for what he’s being blame for or what he or she has done but rather those words kills their voice! kills their self-esteem and confidence!
I beseech thee; Don’t ill their emotions with your words, Don’t kill their confidence with your words,Don’t Bury their self-esteem with your words!!! Before you talk think about the old saying ” be sure to taste your word before you spit them out”.

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