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How Sexist Speech Impacts Stress and Self-Esteem

Nov 04, 2016 | 8 videos
Video by The Atlantic

When Donald Trump bragged about being able to do whatever he wants to women, he responded to the backlash by saying that those were “just words.” As Atlantic writer Olga Khazan explains in this video, there are many ways that these kinds of words have a psychological impact on women. Discriminatory speech can have a range of negative effects, like stress and an increased risk of mental health issues. So, no, they’re not “just words.”

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Authors: Jeremy Raff, Olga Khazan

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