23-Year-Old Woman Shot For Knocking on Neighbor’s Door

Trigger Warning
A Notre Dame student was shot in the arm by a neighbor this week.
Regrettably, sexism pervades even the shortest of news briefs, and many news readers’ comments.
A 28-year-old neighbor shot this student while she was outside his door because her knocking convinced him he had to employ violence to protect his family. No arrests have been made.
User comments on these news stories express that the violence against this woman was her fault, because she had been to a club and was intoxicated. If that isn’t victim-blaming, I don’t know what is!

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