Tag Archives: victim-blaming

How “You get what you put out” encourages victim blaming

TweetThere are two things about me that continue to have a significant impact on my life: (1) I spend a LOT of time on the internet; and (2) I have spent a LOT of that time feeling down and out in the aftermath of traumatic episodes. As a result, I am confident that I have [...]
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WSJ writer James Taranto blames intoxicated rape victims for their own assaults

Tweet*Trigger warning* James Taranto’s made up War on Men persists. In his column for the Wall Street Journal yesterday, Taranto went even further than Emily “drunk women should expect to be assaulted” Yoffe. He argued that women who drink and are forced to have sex against their will are not only at fault for their assault, [...]
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Feministing Chat: Individualism, violence, and victim blaming

TweetAt this point, the cycle is familiar. A commentator writes an article telling women how they can avoid rape through individualistic, ineffective methods. Dress conservatively! Shout loudly! Stay sober! The piece never addresses how we, as a community, can resist violence, and it shifts the focus from perpetrators’ wrongdoings to the “mistakes” of survivors. In [...]
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Quick Hit: Alexandra and Mychal discuss rape, alcohol, and victim blaming in The New York Times

TweetIn response to the recent uproar over Emily Yoffe’s victim-blaming advice to young women, the New York Times “Room for Debate” asks, “What’s wrong with asking women not to get blind drunk?” (As Jessica noted on Twitter, the image included in the piece of “headless shots of young women’s breasts & drinks sends a clear message before [...]
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Weekly Feminist Gif: when Emily Yoffe publishes a “response” to her critics…

Tweet Because victim-blaming is some wack shit and I really can’t stomach any more. Mychal Denzel Smith is a Knobler Fellow at The Nation Institute and is really, really, really, really, really, really sick of victim-blaming. Tweet
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