Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Changing Words to Cover Up

According to National Geographics (August 2014), the U.S. government replaced the term "hunger" with "food insecure" in 2006 to describe households where, sometime during the previous year, people didn't have something to eat.

This, to me, is an attempt to cover up an increasing problem by referencing it to a less impactful wording. It's not the firt time that I hear of something like this and it makes me wonder why they even need to think about making things look less bad then they actually are!

Why are you covering it up? Is it because it looks bad to the eyes of other nations?

*Note: This post isn't to put the U.S. under a negative light since this issue isn't specific to that Country.

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