Victim Blaming: when somebody blames abuse/sexual assault etc on the person that suffered the abuse.
Victim blaming most commonly occurs surrounding rape cases. Usually three key sentences come into play
- “She was asking for it”
- “Well what was she wearing?”
- “She’s probably lying, she’s such a slut anyway right?”
and so on. (Please note this post is only in regards to female rape victims, on male rape victims would be a whole different post)
Why are people so desperate to hold the victim responsible for what happened to them? Continue reading