(Content Note: Rape, sexual assault)
“Stop playing the victim and take responsibility for your own actions!”
If you’re involved in activism or you ever talk about your struggles, you may have been accused of having a “victim complex.”
So should we stop talking about oppression in order to just “get over” it?
As someone who’s open about her experiences with racism, sexism, transphobia, and more, Kat Blaque is often accused of being a “perpetual victim.” Kat’s also a survivor of sexual violence, and she has an important perspective on what happens when we avoid facing our trauma in order to try to move on.
This video is a great breakdown of why the “victim mentality” accusation against activists and survivors is really misplaced. We hope it helps you understand how to face hard issues in your life without worrying about if you’re “playing the victim.”
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- Don’t Tell Me To Just Get Over It
- Here’s Why Refusing to ‘See Color’ Doesn’t Actually Mean You’re Not Racist