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A Spectacular Piece of Victim-Blaming

The Daily Express ran a truly spectacular piece of victim-blaming yesterday. Virginia Blackburn called women who don't like being sexually harassed by men "wussies".

Apparently, we should consider it a compliment if men repeatedly harass us into having a drink with us. Women's boundaries are irrelevant when men's feelings might get hurt. Blackburn also labels women who have reported their experience of sexual harassment or assault whilst vacationing in the Mediterranean "liars". You see, Blackburn has never experienced sexual harassment whilst on vacation so other women can't possibly be telling the truth.

Cheers for that Virginia.

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