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If the Jussie Smollet case does turn out to be a hoax, as is being reported, here's what to expect next... (from The Rise of Victimhood Culture )
In The Rise of Victimhood, & I discussed how victimhood culture is a culture of credulity. Believing claims that someone is the victim of oppression — even when the claims are implausible — might be a virtue, disbelieving them a vice. (3)
Strongly recommended read for those in law, education, or those parenting minor children. ⁦⁩ Bradley Campbell and ⁦⁩ Jason Manning ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ #viewpointdiversity
In our book & I didn't ignore right-wing threats to freedom: "The attacks on speech emanating from campus victimhood culture might increasingly be met with counterattacks from ideological enemies rather than defenders of free speech" (1).
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Of course, if someone wants to explore such questions, here's a place to start.... :)
Victimhood culture resembles honor cultures of old in blurring the boundary between speech and violence. Attacks on the press are one result, as we see now with the beating of and the defenses of it by many on the left.
There are problems interpreting everything in terms of oppression and victimhood, as Jason Manning and I have discussed quite a bit. (6)
This looks interesting: The Rise of Victimhood Culture: Microaggressions, Safe Spaces, and the New Culture Wars
Now I don't find what's happening at Sarah Lawrence the least bit surprising... (4)
In the Rise of Victimhood Culture, and I discuss the role of administrators as carriers of victimhood culture. (3)
I can't wait for this to come out! when is it expected to be released?
What and I wrote in The Rise of Victimhood Culture is relevant.
10. But, what is not good is elevating victimhood itself and promulgating a narrative that contends that Western society is intractably racist, sexist, and bigoted and therefore responsible for victimizing millions upon millions of people.
Here's why, putting special attention on competitive victimhood and recognizing that in such cultures, offense and butthurt are effective political weapons.
FYI, and I's book on this, The Rise of Victimhood Culture: Microaggressions, Safe Spaces, and the New Culture Wars is available on Amazon.