Tagged With "victim"

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By Slandering an Alleged Victim You Become an Ally to Oppressors

hearts22 ·
By now we have all heard about the alleged domestic violence of Amber Heard by Husband, Johnny Depp. When I first read the story my immediate thought was, “No, not Johnny Depp! He wouldn’t do that!” Judging by the headlines that read: “ Johnny Depp is being blackmailed by Amber Heard ”, “ Amber Heard is pictured smiling hours after alleged attack ”, and “ Amber Heard now has 20 million reasons to smile ”, I know I was not alone. I felt a great deal of shame when I realized my own thoughts,...
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Did You Know: Child Sexual Abuse and Prevention

le.petit. avocat ·
When I watch TV shows like Dr. Phil, Iyanla Fix My Life, and My 600lb Life, I noticed that sexual abuse during childhood or adolescence is a common theme in many of the featured stories. The shows highlight sexual abuse as the source of a current problem that causes the person to engage in reckless behavior as an adult. I can’t help but wonder if the abused person would still have had the same problems if the sexual abuse had been reported when it occurred. It doesn’t matter the culture,...
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Dating Violence Described in 4 Ways

Stephanie K ·
Being in a relationship is fun and definitely an interesting experience. In a relationship there are a lot of ups and downs and both people have to put in a lot of work to make it work. Being in a relationship is a very emotional experience. Sometimes, the emotional experience can lead to violence. Couples fight, but unfortunately in some cases, it leads to dating violence. Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects millions of Americans. The term "intimate partner violence" describes physical...
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Why Doesn't She Just Leave?

Aimee Bequette-Chaney ·
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and in honor of this I wanted to do a blog post about one of the most pervasive, and detrimental, issues we have as a society when it comes to dealing with domestic violence (DV); victim blaming. The title of this post is "why doesn't she just leave?" (please note that I am just using the pronoun "she" for simplicity, but it could just as easily be "he" or "they"), because this is something I think we've all heard, or maybe even asked ourselves,...
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It's Not Your Fault: Victim-blaming and Child Sexual Abuse

le.petit. avocat ·
No one wants to be a scapegoat, especially for something that is completely out of his or her control. Victim-blaming is similar to a scapegoat because a person is made to bear the blame for someone else’s actions even though he or she may be the victim. Rather than leaving the blame on the perpetrator of a crime, some people either intentionally or unintentionally shift the blame to the victim. I initially became familiar with the term and concept of “victim-blaming” after attending a...
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