Below are some common phrases that can have an oppressive impact in our society. Along with the phrases is information about the social context of the phrase and why it could be considered offensive. There are also alternate words that can be used to transform how we relate to and understand each other.

What are PGPs?What are PGPs?

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if you step on someone's footSee No Harm, Hear No Harm

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if you step on someone's footWhat Kind of Impact Do You Want to Make?

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if you step on someone's footIf You Step on Someone's Foot...

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hurt people can hurt peopleHurt People Can Hurt People

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that's so GAY posterThat's So Gay

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That's so GhettoThat's So Ghetto

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That's so RetardedThat's So Retarded

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Don't be a GirlDon't Be a Girl

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Don't be a GirlGypped, Hebe-jebes, Indian Giver

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Illegal AlienIllegal Alien

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LameLame, Cripple

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LameCrazy, Psycho

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