Med’s Eileen Anderson talks about reasons behind victim blaming

Discussing the victim blaming phenomenon
Communications IntelligenceEileen Anderson, the Anne Templeton Zimmerman MD Professor in Bioethics at the School of Medicine, discussed the reasons behind victim blaming. “Most of our opinions are formed based on many layers of experience and observation that may change across the life course,” she said. “Moreover, the media can spin a story to make it look like victimization or more like someone was irresponsible. The storytelling aspect can influence our analysis.”