How to avoid victim blaming

Now that we know what victim blaming is, how do we avoid it?

  • Remember that abuse is a choice 
  • It is the responsibility of the person who harms to choose NOT to abuse 
  • It is never anyone’s responsibility to avoid being abused 
  • Everyone deserves to feel safe and valued in their relationships-regardless of their past, their behavior, etc. 
  • Chanel Miller’s story 
    • This story highlights examples of victim blaming and some of the effects that it can have on the victim.