I am an anti-victim shaming advocate and I always feel relieved and encouraged, when I read other people’s empathy regarding victims of abuse being ‘shamed’ for being a victim.
Victim shaming, shame shifting, victim blaming – happens all the time. It’s everywhere. And it’s wrong, it lacks empathy, it is painful, it is re-victimising and prevents healing.
This article written by Lenora Thompson – is excellent. Lenora is a victim and survivor of narcissistic family abuse. And has been abused by church people. So we have a lot in common.
Lenora clearly sees the shaming that goes on. As do I. I have written about this often. Many of my blogs, are about victim shaming.
I see other survivors of abuse ‘shaming’ others for ‘acting like a victim’. I see the mental health industry shaming victims by saying ‘don’t be a victim’ – which is victim shaming. I see society shaming victims of abuse – again with such a lack of empathy ‘haven’t you got over that yet’ ‘that was years ago’ ‘stop wallowing’ ‘move on’ Continue reading