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Introducing "Hot Button Words" from the WMC

July 24, 2008

Abstinence...alternative lifestyle...astroturfing. Regardless of your political affiliation, it's impossible to underestimate the importance that language has in framing the debate and setting the tone of our political discussion. As we move into the general election season, The Women's Media Center is here to help. We're pleased to present "Hot Button Words" with highlights from the soon-to-be released "Unspinning the Spin: How To Say What You Mean & De-code the Hype," The Women’s Media Center Guide to Accurate, Bias-Free Language. Every week, we'll post a new word to this blog, providing you with an up-to-date and insightful guide to language that is of particular importance during this contentious election cycle. Stay tuned for more!