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Many of us are familiar with the concept of victim blaming. It means that teaching self defense to women is bad, as it would suggest that if women were better prepared, they might be able to prevent bad people from taking advantage of them. The existence of self defense classes puts all the onus on […]

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Dear victim blamers of the world,

Omg, stop, just stop. How can you be so cruel and heartless as to suggest that the man who had his TV stolen last week shouldn’t have left his front door open? And what about dear Mrs. Clueless. Instead of keeping it just to sympathy for her, and death threats for whoever has been using up her credit, YOU pointed out that you suggested earlier that she should have taken down the Facebook status about her social security number. Why should the burden be on little old ladies to keep their SSN private, instead of on the mean people who take advantage of them? You really make me sick.

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