Psychological theories of victim blaming women and girls

Why do people at every level of society place blame on the victim?

Join Dr Jessica Taylor in exploring the psychological theories and latest evidence.

Key topics:

• Origins of victim blaming and why it is so common

• The stereotype of the ‘perfect’ rape victim and the concept of a victimhood hierarchy

• How victim blaming in society shapes the way women talk about themselves and other women

• Which types of sexual offences against women appear to elicit the most blame from the general public?

• How common are victim blaming attitudes in the general public?


Dr Taylor is a Chartered Psychologist who specialises in exploring and challenging the way women and girls are blamed and pathologised for being subjected to male violence.

Suitable for:

Anyone interested in a deeper investigation into the psychology of victim blaming women and girls subjected to abuse and violence. Members of the public, professionals and volunteers are welcome.

This event is part of the VictimFocus open training programme


Nov 15 2021


6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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