victim shaming

12-07-2019 02:07

It is never okay to blame the victim, in any situation; whether it be rape, kidnapping, or even domestic violence.

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Telling a woman she was asking for it because her skirt was short is ignorant. Why can’t a woman just have liked the skirt and wanted to be cute with her friends? I don’t personally wear clothes that are revealing because I don’t feel comfortable and don’t wanna spend all my time situating my skirt. But if that’s what you like to wear, do you.

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Telling a woman she asked for it because she defended herself to a man, and he hit her, is never okay. A woman has a right to speak her mind and stand her ground. Nothing she could say would make it okay to be hit by a man. I’m not going to address the times that she hits him first, because that’s a different ball game, but to say something like, “you knew better than to say that to him” is never okay. That’s victim shaming.

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Savannah Spurlock was reported missing after last being seen leaving a bar with three men, in Lexington, about 6 months ago. She was just found late last night, dead. She had 4 babies at home, two being weeks old twins. The internet is buzzing with victim shaming about this case. To say she had no right being out at a bar while her three week old babies were at home with her family, is asinine. Have you never needed a break from your children? From home? Just a night out? To say she shouldn’t have left with the three men from the bar, and she was, “asking for it” is ridiculous. There’s nothing a human being can do, AT ALL, that can be asking to be kidnapped and murdered!

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If you’ve never found yourself in a sketchy situation, where you were able to make good decisions and fortunate enough to be considered “safe” in the end, consider yourself lucky. Sketchy things happen every day in my life. I’m typically well aware of my surroundings, and I’m a true follower of my gut. My instincts tell me when I’m in danger. But the people that cannot see the danger at first sight still don’t deserve to be victim shamed.

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I hope and pray that nothing bad ever happens to anybody, and if something does happen, I hope you’re not victim shamed.

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