Good piece! I think part of this is due also to living in a dominance hierarchy. It contributes to the idea that victims deserve what they get on some level. They should have been stronger and more able to fend it off. Think about Trump talking about John McCain and how he preferred soldiers who didn’t get captured. Looking beyond the fact that Trump is an asshat, I believe than many people think this way.

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