Tuesday, February 23, 2010

"Blaming the Victim, Princeton Edition"

An op-ed piece was included in the Daily Princetonian on February 22, 2010 titled "The real 'Sex on a Saturday night'". Written by a Princeton freshman, it explains why the author believes women are at fault for their own rapes. The author uses a friend's personal experience as an example, and "evidence", for her article. The article is filled with blatant, disgusting victim-blaming.

The blog "Jezebel" has a great summary and discussion of the article.


There are currently 216 comments on the actual article (the most viewed on the Daily Princetonian's website), some for the article and the author, and some against:


Thankfully, the Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources and Education (SHARE) peer advisers and SpeakOut advocates that also attend Princeton responded with this article (the second most viewed on the Daily Princetonian's site):


1 comment:

  1. I can't believe that the newspaper even published the first article in the first place. Even though we run into example after example of victim blaming, it still baffles my mind how people can think it's legit to blame a victim for his or her own rape.