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Fox News: “Stop Victim Blaming”

victim blaming

Fox News has never been especially diplomatic or liberal in their reports… but these statements reach a new level of horror:

Fox News hosts Stacey Dash and Andrea Tantaros shared their thoughts on campus sexual assault last week — saying “good girls” avoid frat parties, and women who are raped are “bad girls” who “need to be kept away from liquor and boys.”

The myth of the victim as responsible for their own rape is a horrific one. Secondary victimisation for victims is an issue which threatens countless women and men who are raped/sexually assaulted. These issues need to be raised in the public consciousness and news casters need to be aware of how their words affect rape survivors.

Countless media and authorities figures continue to emphasise the victim as responsible party and as ‘asking for it.’ These rape myths need to be stymied. The damage has already been done for many but their are countless more who need our support and emphathy when they speak out about these horrors.

Join and spread the petition against these acts:

Educate yourself and others on the fallacy of “rape myths” and their affects.

Be better than those an Fox News.

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One thought on “Fox News: “Stop Victim Blaming”

  1. Thank you for this post Sarah. I definitely agree with your points, especially the myth that victims are asking for it. I think that the idea of the “slut” is a myth all its own and really needs to be removed so we can start getting past our problematic rape culture.

    If you have time, please take a look at a piece I wrote on the topic as well. This is my first time really entering this conversation so I appreciate any feedback.

    https://scratchpaperessays.wordpress.com/2015/02/05/the-modern-witch-craze/

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