Victim Blaming

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

  1. “She was asking for it”
  2. “Well what was she wearing?”
  3. “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