Someone made a victim blaming reply on my comment about the Bryan Singer sexual abuse law suit.
I explained to him why the “a 17-year-old should’ve known better” response is victim blaming and how he’s doing the whole “don’t get raped” instead of “don’t rape” thing etc. and how it’s the reason most boys and girls are afraid to report rape.
The shocked “holy shit, you’re right, I need to not do that” response I just got was very satisfying and proves again that most people can be educated about such things if you explain things to them without verbally attacking them for their ignorance.
And head’s up to everyone who goes to the comments sections of vids and articles about this. There is a lot of victim blaming going on.
Also, people are being sceptical whether it’s true or not. Obviously, I don’t know how the police investigation is going, but it’s funny how most people react with the “the guy must be lying for money” immediately. Of course it can be a lie, there is always a chance, but the fact that more people are willing to dismiss the claim outright in defence of Singer rather than hoping that the case will be thoroughly investigated is disconcerting.
I’m not saying it’s 100% true and that Singer is guilty, I’m just saying that the victim’s story has to be checked properly, instead of dismissing him as a gold digger right away. If Singer’s innocent, he has nothing to worry about.