blaming the victim

We examine the media's coverage of the Stubenville rape trials and the way people view victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.
Sarah Beaulieu helps us examine the media's coverage of the Stubenville rape trials and the way people view victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.
The three kinds of biases I just described (and others!) are so built into the human psyche, that to a greater or lesser
It's not my place to shatter the illusion that the Greek myths are anything other than outrageously fascinating and fun stories from worlds long gone.Yet by telling these stories, I wonder if I'm somehow contributing to a culture that continues to blame the victims of violence.
Healing from sexual assault is very difficult, especially when your friends and family not only invalidate your claims but blame you for being raped. Victim blaming, however, is a huge part of our culture.
Recently, I heard someone in the grocery store blaming the victims, saying "Well, what do expect when they use shoddy construction and don't do things right?" I was incredulous.
What is worth noting is that all of these male characters are basically users and abusers of their friends, family, and lovers. Yet Bella is attacked in various circles because she allows herself to be abused and used.
Marriage is not for everyone, and people who want to stay single should not be targeted with singlism because of it.