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Stop victim blaming

An opinion piece by Hillary Di Menna We hate victims. If women didn’t want predatory sexual advances they wouldn’t welcome them through their behaviour and clothing; if a transgender person wanted to be taken seriously they would try harder to fit in; if someone is abused by their partner, they wouldn’t provoke it. I’m tired of this sad trend—the one in which it isn’t inherently oppressive social institutions being questioned, but the victims of them. Victim blaming is a lot...