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Blaming the Victim

My Abortion Was Different: Why Women Shame and Blame Each Other

Valerie Tarico | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

We've all heard stories, apocryphal or not, of women who picket family planning clinics and then cross the line when they find themselves with a probl...

The Darker Side of Greek Myths

Vicky Alvear Shecter | Posted 05.29.2012 | Home
Vicky Alvear Shecter

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.

Victim Blaming: An All-Too-Common Response To Sexual Assault

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hayley Rose Horzepa

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.

Haiti: Why No One Should Blame the Victims

Barbara Dehn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Barbara Dehn

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.

Two Scholars Ask: What if Marriage Is Bad for Us?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Marriage is not for everyone, and people who want to stay single should not be targeted with singlism because of it.

Bella Is a Lousy Role Model, but Do We Only Care Because She's a Girl?

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

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.