Do Western Societies have a Rape Culture?

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May 29, 21

People justify victim-blaming, based on various beliefs, as a defence mechanism for coping with bad news.

The Psychology of Violence journal cites the common belief that ‘people get what they deserve’ as the primary reason for victim-blaming. According to Professor Barbara Gilin, this is because people want to believe there are things they can do to avoid becoming victims.

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