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1-20-2011 @ 7:34PM
survivor is used instead of victim.so people say I am a breast cancer survivor to emphasize they have overcome it and it no longer controls them as opposed to saying 'i had Br Ca'. 'i was the victim of domestic violence' vs 'i survived domestic violence'it is empowering. It is most likely a US phenom, I don't think our friends in Canada do this.
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