Author Topic: MARIA KONNIKOVA: Born to Be Conned  (Read 13760 times)

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Re: MARIA KONNIKOVA: Born to Be Conned
« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2016, 06:08:28 PM »
I think there is an attitude of blaming the victim that is very popular, and especially strong in the Libertarian and FDR community (although with FDR it is selective or reversed who gets to receive sympathy as a victim and who gets blamed).

It's not far to go from victim blaming to believing that the victim deserved what happened to them because the person was "weak" or didn't take precautions.

And if someone has rationalized that the victim deserved it, then there is no responsibility assigned to the perpetrator.  If that someone is a predator, they'll tell themselves there's nothing wrong with victimizing that person (or someone similar) again, because they deserved it the first time.  They've admitted they were weak, and so are asking for someone to exploit them, so why not them?
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