Thursday, August 15, 2019

Why Blame the Victim?


I am not sure why someone would feel compelled to bully or harass another person.

I find it equally compelling why blaming the victim is so effective in letting the perpetrator(s) get away with the bad behaviors and abuses.

Why even believe the person doing the wrongs when abusers lie to get out of trouble?

Yet time and again, after numerous counts and variety of abuses, the abusers seem to get away with it by blaming the victim.

Why are people so amenable to believing abusers instead of the victim?

Why are people even after knowing abusers lie, so complicit in doing nothing and letting abuses reoccur?

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