Victim blaming is never okay–yet it seems that many people do it, especially of rape victims. This has always infuriated me. As if what a child or woman wears makes her responsible for rape. That is a twisted, oppressor way of thinking. It is something that abusers and rapists often say themselves. My abusers did.
A recent NY Times reporter blamed a child, in his article, for the gang rape she experienced, asking what she wore, if she had seedy friends, etc. Please consider signing the petition to ask the NY Times to apologize for blaming a child for her own gang rape! I think it helps, every time we speak out, every time we challenge a wrong. So please do sign and let your voice be heard.