This simple cartoon shows what victim-blaming really looks like

Progressives
This simple cartoon shows what victim-blaming really looks like

Victim-blaming isn’t a unique experience to women, but women certainly bear the brunt of it. Gloria Steinem wrote

“Women’s rights are human rights, and we must shift the blame from women who suffer sexualized violence to men who inflict it; from women who are raped to men who rape; from battered women to battering men; from sexually-abused children to adults who sexually abuse.”

Amen to that! Steinem went on to say

“Right now, the victim still may be punished more than the criminal, men may assault females to punish other men, and victimized females are often punished more than the males who victimize.”

“I felt so angry at the UCSB massacre and the sexism we’re blind to everyday” said RazzyTastic on Tumblr “So I drew about my opinions on sexism to channel my rage.”

We must all speak up as a nation and shift the blame to where it belongs, with the perpetrators.





Jill E. Bond is a contributing editor of  bluenationreview.com who regularly competes for time on the keyboard with her cat. Jill can be found on twitter: @JillEBond
Jill Bond
Jill E. Bond is a contributing editor of bluenationreview.com who regularly competes for time on the keyboard with her cat. Jill can be found on twitter.

Comments

Jill Bond
@JillEBond

Jill E. Bond is a contributing editor of bluenationreview.com who regularly competes for time on the keyboard with her cat. Jill can be found on twitter.

Progressives

More in Progressives

native

Native Americans Are The Group Most Likely To Be Killed By Police

John Paul BrammerMay 5, 2015
Biohazard

40 Years And 1000s Of Untested Chemicals Later – Will Congress Finally Act?

Blue Nation ReviewMay 3, 2015
Boy drinking

This Congress Continues Its Rampage Against Clean Water

Blue Nation ReviewMay 2, 2015
Pope

Pope Francis Condemns Women’s Pay Gap As “Pure Scandal”

John Paul BrammerApril 30, 2015