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It's All YOUR Fault, Apparently by Mintaka-TK It's All YOUR Fault, Apparently by Mintaka-TK
Originally inspired by all those wise stamps saying that you should never blame rape victims for what happened to them.

No-one ever asks for something horrible to happen to them. No-one ever asks to be raped, burgled, kidnapped, blackmailed, murdered, or anything else illegal. Hence, no-one should blame the victim for a crime that happens to them. But apparently, that's too complicated for some people. :x

Seriously, if you EVER somehow pin the blame of a crime on a victim, I will immediately think of you as a twat, because no-one deserves to have a crime committed against them. Is feeling empathy really that hard to understand or something?
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RoseSpectrum Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
People really need to understand this.
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TanbirdTheArtist Featured By Owner May 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Heck, there is actually a rude person who made a stupid stamp that said: "If you get raped, it's all your fault and you deserved it."  I think that person has severe mental problems, no offense.
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But what if the victim was provoking the one who committed the crime? Like a teen who kills an abusive parent in self defense after the latter threatened him? Not saying that I don't agree with this stamp at all. I agree that victim blaming is wrong.
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tentacledork Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Student General Artist
I mean I think abusive patents should be killed but that's just me
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:iconalvinorsupporterfnf1:
So do I but it also depends if the parent is willing to change their ways or not.
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TechCook Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016
It's almost like everyone believes that everyone should have the capability to defend themselves. News flash: NOT ALL OF US ARE CAPABLE OF SUCCESSFULLY FIGHTING BACK!!!!! And even if we were, there's a greater chance that the person committing the crime has a weapon.
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bean-drawing-machine Featured By Owner Edited Sep 20, 2016
victims of being killed by train in subway tunnel = their fault (THEY FRICKIN DELIBERATELY WENT IN THE TRACK AREA!)
although it isn't a crime (to hit someone. it is to go on or too close to the tracks)                                 Papyrus Running                      SubwaySubwaySubway
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Well, there will be always few dumbasses who call out the danger on themselves.

Sorry if my english grammar is bad.
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Stickythefireband Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Student Artist
agreed and using.
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Legobyte Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
learned that the hard way...
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:icongavin-the-bunny:
There's this cunt on DeviantArt who said that if a rape victim mentions they got raped, then it must mean they're lying or they deserve to be raped Stare 

If the cunt isn't smoking something amazing, then the cunt has a disorder we've never heard of.
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dolores-m Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
report it
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ZekeEugene Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
Thank you for making this stamp. :) (Smile) 
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Kindauto Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Damn right.
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exotier Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
This argument is based on the idea that the legal system is infallible.
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Astrall99 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe the same.Victim blaming is wrong but I also believe that all evidence should be taken into account before empathy turns into bias(this happens more than many believe.....)
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JourneyArcher Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Student General Artist
lawyers. dont look. plz
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BouncyBloodBeast Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OH THANK YOU


THERE IS A GOD IF THIS STAMP EXISTS

THANK YOU STAMP MAKER.
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Mintaka-TK Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015
YOU'RE WELCOME.
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FollowMyGraphite Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, sure, nobody ASKS for it, but if YOU don't take precautions, it's only a matter of time until it happens. Hasn't it already been proved that criminals always go for the easy targets? If you leave your keys in the ignition with the door unlocked, your car will likely be stolen. That's not victim-blaming, that's a fact of life. The same goes for going into an unsafe area, at night, alone and unarmed. Be careful now or you'll regret it later. Society doesn't need another person getting raped because they violated common sense.
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Piplup2 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
Oh.
Ok.
So now rape victims are possessions? No. They're human beings, and another person has violated their rights.
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FollowMyGraphite Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's been two months, but I'll reply anyway - it's not about cars, it's about vulnerability. People lock up their cars, because they know the crime could happen. People need ways to prevent rape, because they know the crime could happen. It's not logical to expect someone else to protect you if there's nobody else around to protect you in the first place. I'm trying to appeal to logic here. At least acknowledge what I'm saying instead of trying to skirt the issue.
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Piplup2 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016
Oh,  wow, I completely forgot about this. You do make a really good point, though...
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FollowMyGraphite Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. Really, all I want is for people to be safe.
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CrashKandicoot Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
there's a bitch in my classroom that always says shit about other people, such as
"Hey, Jason is kicking my chair and insulting meeeeeeeeeeeee"
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Pootis9999 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Student Writer
What if its suicide? Than the victim is the one to blame.
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Ryuuseinow Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Not always. The victim could have been pressured into killing themselves, plus someone who prompts someone to suicide is held responsible.
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tabbi1994 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Rollins said something badass in SVU recently. Something about when your car gets stolen no one would ask you if you wanted your car to get stolen.
Like, if someone breaks into my house, i sure as hell wasn't running around town screaming my adress and inviting people to rob me.
Even if i'm a shitty person i sure as hell don't beg the person i bully to shoot me.

Maybe there was something the victim could have done to avoid the crime but in the end the person who committed the crime deserves the full blame NOT the victim.
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Lamplighter1968 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
Not really an original thought here, but it seems to be being largely marginalised in these comments. The idea that victims aren't to blame for what someone else decided to do to them is delightfully altruistic, but it begs the question of what exactly constitutes a victim. Anyone who thinks retribution, retaliation, provocation, or even justice are rare concepts is pitifully naive. The whole reason courts exist at all is because things are rarely as cut and dried as they may appear. There are stories behind the headlines, so to speak. If you see me beating some guy bloody with a piece of pipe and don't want to blame the victim, then where would you stand on knowing the guy had raped my 8 year old daughter? Other people have mentioned abused women who kill or injure their abusers. Rare events? Might want to do some study on how many cases of abuse turn up. If anything, the rare event is the so-called "victim" actually getting what he deserves.
Bottom line is that each situation has to be considered on its own merits, and who is to blame isn't solely determined by who is lying face down on the pavement. If I'm a bully who picks on people for sport, I don't get to cry victimhood when one of them runs me over with his Mom's Buick.
There's a world of difference between seeing someone's car get keyed in a parking lot and saying, "He deserved that for having a nice car," and seeing the same thing and saying, "He deserved that because he was being an asshole and parking in a handicapped space when he wasn't handicapped."
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mynameischrome Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I clicked on this because I was recently blackmailed on a site where I was generally well-liked by the community and I had made friends and submitted ideas. :iconkingkool720: had blackmailed me using a phishing site and forced me to tamper with the code of the site in order to mess it up severely. Nobody could revert the damage for a few days until it was eventually fixed. I only did it because my account and website were at risk and I was too scared to tell anyone due to KK apparently being an "all-powerful hacker" with fake screenshots in his hands. We were both blamed for it and blocked from the site all-together. I do have a chance of getting back on sometime in August, and the only good thing that's come from this is that the blackmailer was blocked as well, seemingly for infinite time.

And that's my story. .-.
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xXUnoriginalNameXx Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
INCORRECT.

If the victim had an active part in the crime in question, you can in fact put at least part blame on them.

Situation:

Girl starts punching man in face. Maybe she has a reason, maybe not. Man punches back in self defence.

That girl should take 50% of the blame for the incident as she started it. In fact, it doesn't even have to be a girl; in the opposite situation, the girl hitting back should still be held accountable for her actions!

Everyone actively involved in a situation should take part of the blame, not just those society dictates was the perpetrator!
This is the spirit of justice, holding those responsible for a situation accountable for their actions!
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Mintaka-TK Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
I do agree with you in that case. Victim blaming is wrong if they did nothing wrong, but if they acted in a way that would provoke someone else, then by all means they have to take individual responsibility.
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xXUnoriginalNameXx Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The thing is that we've seen none of this in society. None. No investigations into why a man without a criminal record would hit his wife. Nothing.

That is one of many things that is truly wrong with society.
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Mintaka-TK Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
I agree with that as well - modern society likes to take either the collective punishment route ("I don't care who started it, you're ALL in trouble!") or the route where everyone jumps to one conclusion and that's it. No-one ever decides to investigate a criminal unless what they did was incredibly shocking - say, a serial killer brutally mudering people. Individual punishment is incredibly important, because it teaches the perpetrator what they did wrong, especially if it's a child. Collective punishment and immediate criticism because of what they did does not help, and only builds resentment.
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xXUnoriginalNameXx Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
aye
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theliekmudkipz Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This also goes for bullying. Too many times I've seen so many people quick to blame the victim for not doing this or not doing that when they don't blame the bully at all. 
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Captain-Frenchy Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have noticed that too.
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Randime Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student General Artist
My sister attacked me the other day and made me bleed. My mom blamed ME for her crime. My sister abused me my whole life and mom NEVER did anything about it. My father was the same way. As soon as I have a chance, I am leaving my "family" behind and never talk to them again. 
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Mintaka-TK Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
My brother made my childhood a living hell (:XD:), but he never intentionally attacked me. I'd get out of there as soon as you can.
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IZZAME123 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello this is good and I m going Tom use it on my profile!
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lolsweetgirl Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate when that happens..... I mean one time a men killed a person and blame a person for it and the victim got put in jail for 20 YEARS and when he finally got out he go blamed again and another 20 years! It's sad if you don't have evidence to proof yourself you have to suffer bad consequences. The murder himself didn't have evidence! Ugh sometimes I don't know why people do stupid things
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Mintaka-TK Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
I feel so bad for you right now. :hug:
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Akhenamen Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
I see what you mean, but what if the victim was a burglar getting hit with a crowbar? Isn't it their own fault for breaking into somebody's house in the first place?
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Mintaka-TK Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
In that case, it depends on the context on who the "victim" is. Some people are just assholes who deserve whatever is coming to them. :|
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Akhenamen Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Yes, that's exactly how i look at it. :)

Here's another tricky one. If Hitler was raped, would you feel sorry for him?
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Mintaka-TK Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Here's another tricky one. If Hitler was raped, would you feel sorry for him?
Erm, wow, that's a tough one. I'd imagine it would be hard not to feel sorry for him, because rape is traumatic, no matter who you are.
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Akhenamen Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Yes, i agree that it would be traumatic for anyone and i don't think it would be any less traumatic for Hitler. However, i think it would be very hard for me to feel sorry for him because of what he did to all those innocent people. I'm sure they would have been even more traumatized by the things he did to them.

Anyway, i have another question (which i actually got from one of the earlier comments made by somebody else). If a white supremacist walks past a load of Afro-American gang members holding a sign saying "n*****s go home", and they get beaten up or shot, are they totally blameless?
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Mintaka-TK Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Anyway, i have another question (which i actually got from one of the earlier comments made by somebody else). If a white supremacist walks past a load of Afro-American gang members holding a sign saying "n*****s go home", and they get beaten up or shot, are they totally blameless?
Well, arguably the sign would be encouraging hate speech, so the white supremacist would be to blame for making the sign in the first place.
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Akhenamen Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Yeah, i agree. An unprovoked attack is one thing, but that's just tempting fate.
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