Why We Default to Victim Blaming

On releasing the need to blame me and how others’ can avoid misplaced blame and shame on victims of sexual violence.

Nicole Bedford
Feb 1, 2020 · 10 min read

Studies have shown that people tend to blame the victim because they believe in a safe and just world where perpetrators of the crime would never bother to violate them. This is largely imparted to the belief in a…