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Victim Blaming

Ever hear someone say, “Well she shouldn’t have gotten drunk?” or “Well it makes sense considering what she was wearing.” When someone is assaulted or a victim of harassment, people often imply that is, in someway, their own fault. This terrible tendency is called Victim Blaming and it happens a lot, especially to victims of sexual assault. And while there are real psychological reasons why people like to blame victims, there’s new research that suggests that there is a way to greatly reduce the tendency to victim blame. It’s as simple as changing the grammar. Franchesca Ramsey explains:

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