Tag Archives: victim-blaming

Not gonna say I’m sorry…

“Well, as the facilitator, I can’t really say anything. I mean, how would someone new to the group feel? If they heard me just put a stop to a discussion. I need to think about the others in the meeting,” … Continue reading

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A Privileged White Girl Talks Police and Why White People Don’t Get It

It’s been awhile, I know! But I’m back to discuss the most recent incident of police brutality against young people of color, particularly young African Americans.. Of course I’m talking about the black high school student in South Carolina who was brutally … Continue reading

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Cosby, the Patriarchy, Houser and White Supremacy

There have been articles going around recently that have left me super unsettled. As the accusations against Cosby kept coming, there were people who lambasted the accusers as being part of an orchestrated modern day lynching. There was also an … Continue reading

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F*ck that… or, let’s talk about layers

This heartbreakingly real piece from the Guardian about the reported words from the terrorist in yesterday’s massacre in Charleston triggered a visceral reaction in me. Whereas before I was shocked and saddened now I am livid too. So let’s talk about layers… … Continue reading

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Conflicted: Complexities of Misogyny and Victim-Blaming

My initial reaction to a recent article on salon.com was fairly visceral. And also a little conflicted. Then everything shifted and my response was more conflicted than it was visceral. Let me explain. The article is written by a woman … Continue reading

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Past isn’t past – what women couldn’t do less than 50 years ago

I came across this list recently that notes 6 things women could not do fifty years ago. The one that irked me the most was the fact that it wasn’t illegal to deny women credit cards until 1974. This is among … Continue reading

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Bystander blaming

Trigger warning – talk of violence and sexual assault. I know I’ve talked before about my love for the Belle Jar Blog. And I do love it! But this article left me a bit disappointed. It talks about bystanders and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on victim-blaming, it’s never good but sometimes it’s far worse than other times

I read this article recently and it made me feel uncomfortable. The author says he was wearing Google Glass in a neighborhood that’s being gentrified by Google and its employees and he was assaulted.  He talks about feeling that his … Continue reading

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Victim-blaming on a micro level… or, “micro-victim-blaming”

This may be a tough post for me to pitch. But hear me out because my point may sound trivial at first and yet, I think it is an integral part of social change. I’ve been getting annoyed by some things … Continue reading

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Backlash against Melissa Gorga’s book seems victim-blaming to me

Apparently, I’m three weeks too late on this topic but oh well.  So Melissa Gorga of The Real Housewives of NJ wrote a relationship advice book – or something like that.  I haven’t read the book – nor do I … Continue reading

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