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The Psychology of Victim-Blaming

Good read, this piece explores why we (Amer­i­cans espe­cially) are likely to blame vic­tims for being vic­tim­ized.

No mat­ter what we want to believe, the world is not a just place. And it takes some dif­fi­cult cog­ni­tive work to accept both that bad things some­times hap­pen to good peo­ple, and that seem­ingly nor­mal peo­ple some­times do bad things.”