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I’m trying to learn for my Writing class and I’m stuck. Can you help?

Discussion Post:

2.Victim Blaming is still prevalent when it comes to Domestic Violence. Can you think of some public examples and discuss the language that was used against the reported victim? Why do you think that we continue to partake in victim blaming and what do you think could be effective ways to stop it?

(Note: You do not need to respond to the discussion questions, it is included for your reference so you are aware of what questions the students are replying to) I posted my colleagues’ responses to the discussion question above, please respond to their post. Begin the response with Hi Samantha/Tierra) (I need at least a half page response for each person) Please include references and provide the url link to all journal articles you use as references. Use current (meaning within the past 2 years) scholarly journal articles as references. Please use APA 6th edition format. Thanks)


Samantha’s Post:

A public example of victim blaming would be the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp domestic violence case. It is still on going and there are always articles regarding that both parties are the abuser. It was stated in court by Mr. Depps Lawyer that Ms. Heard (Links to an external site.) was a “compulsive liar” and the “abuser” in the couple’s relationship (Davies, 2020). This is a very public case in the UK. Ms. Heard was the one who filed for divorce from her ex husband. Usually when victim blaming the language used is explicit and detailed, trying to paint a picture of horror.

I think victim blaming is still an issue because it is easier to point fingers than to actually research and find the facts. Also, sometimes the accused could be a family member or a dear friend and it can be hard to think someone so close could do harm to other people. We can stop victim blaming by having compassion and empathy towards the victim and hearing both sides of the story. Also, understanding that you may never hear the true full story.

Davies, C. (2020, July 28). Amber Heard ‘placing faith in justice’ as Depp lawyer calls her an abuser. Retrieved September 23, 2020, from https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/jul/28/johnn…

Tierra’s Post:

An example of was sexual abuse on college campus. It happens often, and it is often swept under the rug. Sexual assault of college campus are taken lightly and it shouldn’t. When it is reported the langue that is used is “well, why were you wearing that type of clothing?” or ” Why did you go back with him if you know you were intoxicated?”, and there are plenty more discouraging question. It is not fair to the victim, and because of questions like this, females are more scared to come forward and speak up because they fell like they are being blamed for the things that had happened to them.

I think that people partake in victim blaming because it is so easy to do with out even thinking about it. Its easy to say “well, you knew you were drunk so why would you go back with them”, with out thinning about the victims feelings. Yes, they were drunk, but maybe their abuse manipulated them into thinking it was okay for them to go back with them, and that they were safe. For example, the fraternity rape case that happened at Temple University in 2018. The victims were called lairs from the lawyer, and then he continued to say, they wanted to be apart of the “MeToo” act. The were made out to be liars, and they were blames for be intoxicated at a fraternity house party.

I think an effective way is to look at all stories and not blame the victims because of what they were wearing or because they were out doing what most college students do. Things like this, especially on college campus need to be taking more seriously. It happens often , there are a few reported, but just think of the victims that are afraid to speak up because they know they will be shamed.

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