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Victim Blaming (or victim shaming) is when people blame someone for getting themselves hurt or into a bad situation. Since people have no way to refute the argument that the victim should've taken more precaution they use an invented term like "Victim Blaming".

We can all take more precaution in every dangerous action we engage in - whether that's driving (drive slower), climbing a ladder (have someone hold it), or any activity in which there is a possibility that something can go wrong and result in injury.

The "Victim Blaming" term also insists that the victim suffered through no fault of their own. In other words, the victim is not responsible for anything that happens to them and simply pointing out that more caution should've been exercised makes you a bad person. People who are accused of "victim blaming" are not excusing the behavior the aggressor, which is often misunderstood by people who simply shout "victim blaming" at others.
Person1: That Lion tore my arm off when I was just walking through the jungle minding my own business.

Person2: We'll you shouldn't be walking through the jungle alone without protection. That's dumb.
Person1: You're victim blaming asshole!
Person2: No, I just think it's common sense to not put yourself in danger. Even I don't walk through the jungle alone.

Person1: Victim Blaming!

Person2: I didn't want you to lose your arm, I'm just pointing out the simple fact that, had you been more cautious, you might still have your arm. I only mention it so you and others might be more careful next time.
Person1: Rapist! Bigot! Racist! I hope a lion tears your arm off.

Person2: *Facepalm*
by wordboss-502 April 17, 2018
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Victim blaming is blaming the victim for a crime they didn't commit. Victim blaming is being blamed for somebody else's actions.
Think of victim blaming as when someone's raped, they (police, judge, counselor, whoever) always ask the victim what they were wearing, how they were wearing it, etc.
by laura.mgc August 08, 2016
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Victim blaming is when you rape a woman and then accuse her,because she was dressed like a slut and obviously wanted to be raped.This is often creating a Slutwalk and would be normal in a Rape Culture.
Sanguinetti said:"women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized“.This is obviously victim blaming.
by Sgt.Hartmann March 16, 2016
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