Playing the Victim

How many times have I seen a group of individuals rally to the side of a “victim,” as he/she bemoans the cruel breakup of a love affair? More times than I care to count.

This is a classic scene, one replayed endlessly. The script is the same each time, as the wounded man or woman berates and attacks their errant partner, while professing their sad state of affairs. Through extension, they work their way into the general ideology that “women/men are no good,” stirring the pot […]