I am looking for the shortest, 1 max 2 words replacement for the following words

“A product of rape”

It is a part of the sentence:

A product of rape, now a DREAMer, writes to the man who…

  • You would say victim of rape, or rape victim, or rape survivor, or just survivor. – RaceYouAnytime Apr 25 '17 at 5:04
  • Why does it have to be one or two words? What's wrong with clarifying, and being unambiguous? A person who survived a rape attack/ who was conceived by rape – Mari-Lou A Apr 25 '17 at 7:04
  • @Mari-Lou A It is a logline, so less is more. Areel got the right answer-solution for me. – Syk Apr 27 '17 at 7:32
  • Then you should accept the answer. Click on the grey checkmark beneath the arrow. It's only visible to you, the OP. – Mari-Lou A Apr 27 '17 at 7:33
  • Why is dreamer written as DREAMer? No one seems to be asking, so I must be the dumb one round here. – Mari-Lou A Apr 27 '17 at 7:35

I understand 'a product of rape' to mean someone who was conceived as a result of their mother suffering rape. How about 'Rape-begotten'?

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  • I would scream - a genius - unfortunately, I can only write it. Thanks for your solution - you are a genius - and 100% right with the "product of rape." Would it be correct "A rape-begot, now a DREAMer - or A rape-begotten, now a DREAMer, writes to the man, who...?" She is a girl. – Syk Apr 27 '17 at 7:25

It sounds like you are referring to the person who was raped. If so, you could refer to them as "a victim." They can also be called "a survivor." In either case, I suggest you use "one" followed by the word:

One [victim/survivor], now a DREAMer...

This works if it is clear they are a victim of rape (and not of some other crime). If it is ambiguous, you have to include "rape" before the term.

One rape [victim/survivor], now a DREAMer...

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  • Areel got it right with her answer. It is a result of rape, a daughter. – Syk Apr 27 '17 at 7:30
  • @Syk no, Areel guessed what and who you were talking about because you didn't clarify. Less is not more if it is ambiguous. If I suffer post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), in a sense I am a "product" of that trauma. – Mari-Lou A Apr 27 '17 at 7:41
  • @Mari-Lou A In a screenplay, less is always more. A simple search confirms it: google.si/… A product is a result, the finished work. Anything else could be a victim, observer, witness, survivor, copycat…, but never a product. Trauma, for instance, could be considered a consequence, but not a product. – Syk Apr 29 '17 at 8:06
  • @Syk that may be so, but on EL&U detail and clarification is appreciated and is helpful to readers and visitors alike. Please note that another user posted in the comments "victim" and "survivor". Brevity is not always foolproof. – Mari-Lou A Apr 29 '17 at 8:14
  • It would seem to be adding insult to injury, even for a fictional character, to define their whole existence in terms of them having suffered rape. On the other hand, it was obvious to me that if you were conceived as a result of your mother suffering rape, you are, by definition, a product of rape. – Areel Xocha Apr 30 '17 at 22:46

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