"Don’t wear a hoodie if you don’t want to be mistaken for a criminal and shot."
"Don’t get drunk at a party if you don’t want to be sexually assaulted."
"Don’t argue with a cop if you don’t want to get killed."
"Don’t walk home by yourself if you don’t want to get raped."
Victim blaming 101: Everyone should live in fear from ever doing anything.
Don’t get born if you don’t want to deal with the difficulties of living. Jeez.
I hope that’s sarcasm (and I think it is), but if not I’ve wanted to explain the reasoning behind disliking victim blaming for a while: I believe the original sarcastic moral here was “Don’t do something neutral that would give someone else the opportunity to do harm to you.” Blame is inherently idealistic, there’s nothing pragmatic about right and wrong. If there were we could all be happy by now. That’s sort of the central reason victim blaming is moronic. The wrong comes in violating someone’s negative right to live life in peace, not from that person exercising their positive rights to live life and thereby providing an opportunity for another moral agent (also a key part of it all) to violate their negative ones. It’s not wisdom of the “don’t sit under a tree during a lightening storm variety,” which has no moral agent, which is what some people wrongly equate it to. Put the blame where it belongs, then give practical advice about avoiding people who don’t care about the blame (rapists, murderers, etc.)