Friday, June 17, 2011

Let's be done victim blaming, okay?

Anyone who has been around my internet neighborhood knows that I don't often discuss politics, religion, or really anything serious online. I am passionate about our world and making it better, however. And to do so, I think sometimes we need to challenge the status quo and say "Yo, that way of thinking is broken."

I found this poster at The Gloss and I believe in the message. I'm tired of people thinking it's okay to blame the victim. If your car is stolen, nobody thinks it's your own fault for not driving a piece of crap that nobody wanted. We blame the jerk that stole the car for the crime, right?

So why do so many women still carry the weight of judgment when they are the victims of crime? Why are there still so many self-defense classes and so few real-men-don't-rape-women classes?

  Rape shouldn't be a consequence of your fashion choice that evening.


  1. My daughter and I were discussing this very thing yesterday. Thank you for posting it.

  2. Excellent post, Gwen. Very important message.

  3. I think we all need to put the culpability on the assaulter instead of the assaulted. We need to train our youth that nobody "has it coming" because I think it's still a prevailing theory.

  4. That is a great sign. ^_^

  5. wow. I can't believe that came from a judge. How awful. It's awful that anyone would say or believe such a thing, but for a judge to blame the victims is honestly the lowest of the low. He needs to go.

  6. Oh, I love this! I saw it the other week and thought it was great. And funny.