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American Psychological Association's ABSURDLY woke new dictionary bans common phrases like 'you're killing it!', 'turn a blind eye' or 'blue-collar job'

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Psychologists should avoid using phrases such as ‘you’re nailing it’ when trying to encourage patients because it could be interpreted as violent.

That is according to a new psychology language manual that lists dozens of everyday phrases that should be swapped out for more ‘inclusive’ terms.

Phrases such as ‘take a shot at’, ‘target population’  and ‘you’re killing it’ should be avoided because they are microaggressions, the guide says.

Meanwhile, ‘stand up for’, ‘turn a blind eye to’ and ‘lend you voice to a cause’ should be axed because they are ‘ableist’ and offensive to disabled people.

The manual released in December by the American Psychological Association (APA), which has nearly 160,000 members, including scientists, clinicians and consultants.

The guidelines aim to ‘dismantle the destructive hierarchies that have marginalized people from equitable representation and participation in society,’ the organization said.

But Dr Sarah Hill, a professor of psychology with expertise in women, health, and sexual psychology at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, told DailyMail.com that restricting language would only make communication between patient and doctor harder.

‘It just creates a situation where people don’t want to talk,’ she said.

‘All it does is make well-intentioned people afraid to speak, because they’re afraid of hurting people’s feelings.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-13126995/american-psychological-association-inclusive-dictionary-bans-microagressions-apa.html

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