# of watchers: 1
|Previous: victimization||Up: cyberstalking||Next: tech-knowledgy_is_power|
|Victim_blaming (or blaming the victim): is holding the victims of a crime, an accident, or any type of abusive maltreatment to be entirely or partially responsible for the unfortunate incident that has occurred in their life. Historically victim-blaming is the trait most often exhibited by the criminally insane and has traditionally emerged in racist and sexist forms. It is also about blaming individuals for their personal distress or for social difficulties, rather than the other parties involved or the overarching social system in place.|
Secondary victimization is the re-traumatizat
|Scapegoating: is the practice of singling out one child, employee, member of a group of peers, ethnic or religious group, or country for unmerited, negative treatment or blame. Related concepts include frame-up, whipping boy, jobber, sucker and fall guy.|
Since this "goat", carrying the sins of the people placed on it, is sent away to perish, the word "scapegoat" has come to mean a person, very often innocent, who is blamed and punished for the sins, crimes, or sufferings of others, generally as a way of distracting attention from the real cause(s) and/or the 'ring leader' at the root of the trouble.
A medical definition of scapegoating is:
"Process in which the mechanisms of projection or displacement are utilised in focusing feelings of aggression, hostility, frustration, etc., upon another individual or group; the amount of blame being unwarranted."
Mobbing is a form of sociological scapegoating which occurs in a workplace. (See: Bullying-Mobbing)
|Scapegoating is a known practice in management where a lower staff employee is blamed for the mistakes of senior executives. This is often due to "lack of accountability|
For example, a teacher who constantly gets blamed or accused of wrongdoing could be a scapegoat if said teacher is only guilty of doing her job so well that she makes her coworkers and supervisory administration look bad. This could result in letters being placed in permanent files, condescending remarks from co-workers and constant blame finding from administration
|Unwanted thoughts and feelings can be unconsciously projected onto another who becomes a scapegoat for one's own problems. This concept can be extended to projection by groups. In this case the chosen individual, or group, becomes the scapegoat for the group's problems. In psychopatholog|
| - antisocial personality disorder|
- borderline personality disorder
- narcissistic personality disorder
- paranoid personality disorder
|Literary critic and philosopher Kenneth Burke first coined and described the expression "scapegoat mechanism" in his books Permanence and Change (1935), and A Grammar of Motives (1945). These works influenced some philosophical anthropologist|
Girard developed the concept much more extensively as an interpretation of human culture. In Girard's view, it is humankind, not God, who has the problem with violence. Humans are driven by desire for that which another has or wants (mimetic desire). This causes a triangulation of desire and results in conflict between the desiring parties. This mimetic contagion increases to a point where society is at risk; it is at this point that the scapegoat mechanism is triggered. This is the point where one person is singled out as the cause of the trouble and is expelled or killed by the group. This person is the scapegoat. Social order is restored as people are contented that they have solved the cause of their problems by removing the scapegoated individual, and the cycle begins again. The keyword here is "content", scapegoating serves as a psychological relief for a group of people. Girard contends that this is what happened in the case of Jesus. The difference in this case, Girard believes, is that he was resurrected from the dead and shown to be innocent; humanity is thus made aware of its violent tendencies and the cycle is broken. Satan, who is seen to be manifested in the contagion, is cast out. Thus Girard's work is significant as a re-constructio
|Silent_treatment (disambiguation): Subjectively, rejected individuals experience a range of negative emotions, including frustration, intense anger, and eventually, resignation, and despair.|
|Dehumanization: "A common theme is that of scapegoating, where dehumanizing the target provides a release from guilt for the person that scapegoats them, who typically begins to see themselves as a victim of the dehumanized person, rather than as the oppressor."|
|Ad_hominem - Ad hominem abusive: usually involves insulting or belittling one's opponent in order to invalidate their argument, but can also involve pointing out factual but ostensible character flaws or actions which are irrelevant to the opponent's argument. This tactic is logically fallacious because insults and even true negative facts about the opponent's personal character have nothing to do with the logical merits of the opponent's arguments or assertions.|
|"Shooting_the_messenger": is a metaphoric phrase used to describe the act of lashing out at the (blameless) bearer of bad news.|
Getting rid of the messenger may also be a tactical move. A decision to: SILENCE the messenger - in that the messenger can no longer share what he/she knows with anyone else; DISCREDIT the messenger - in that the messenger will no longer be listened and/or seriously taken.
|"Whistleblowing": A whistleblower is a person who raises a concern about wrongdoing occurring in an organization or body of people. Usually this person would be from that same organization. The revealed misconduct may be classified in many ways; for example, a violation of a law, rule, regulation and/or a direct threat to public interest, such as fraud, health/safety violations, unethical and immoral practices, and corruption. Whistleblowers may make their allegations internally (for example, to other people within the accused organization) or externally (to regulators, law enforcement agencies, to the media or to groups concerned with the issues).|
Whistleblowers frequently face reprisal - sometimes at the hands of the organization or group which they have accused, sometimes from related organizations, and sometimes under law.
|Ideas about whistleblowing vary widely. Whistleblowers are commonly seen as selfless martyrs for public interest and organizational accountability|
It is probable that many people do not even consider blowing the whistle, not only because of fear of retaliation, but also because of fear of losing their relationships at work and outside work.
Because the majority of cases are very low-profile and receive little or no media attention and because whistleblowers who do report significant misconduct are usually put in some form of danger or persecution, the idea of seeking fame and glory may be less commonly believed or actually being the goal of the whistleblower.
Persecution of whistleblowers has become a serious issue in many parts of the world. Although whistleblowers are often protected under law from employer retaliation, there have been many cases where punishment for whistleblowing has occurred, such as termination, suspension, demotion, wage garnishment, and/or harsh mistreatment by other employees. For example, in the United States, most whistleblower protection laws provide for limited "make whole" remedies or damages for employment losses if whistleblower retaliation is proven. However, many whistleblowers report there exists a widespread "shoot the messenger" mentality by corporations or government agencies accused of misconduct and in some cases whistleblowers have been subjected to criminal prosecution in reprisal for reporting wrongdoing.
As a reaction to this many private organizations have formed whistleblower legal defense funds or support groups to assist whistleblowers
|..(commentary soon).. |
|To Wikipedia, the Staff and Editors that make this fabulous site possible, and all those that work to continually |
add to the wealth of information this website provides to/for the world!
As well, many thanks to ALL the sources and ALL those that have made this information available to share.
Knowledge IS power and by affording knowledge to potential victims, then the playing field between the perps
and the potential victims can become more level, without the criminals only being allowed the upper hand.
Ways to join in, contribute to this mission, please see the main page: Cyberstalking. Thank you! - /Artsie_ladie
| ~ http://en.wiki|
| ~ Cyberstalking-Stalking|
| ~ Health_Issues_Of_Victims|
~ Victimizing_Methods (here)
| ~ Grooming, how to|
~ SHU (Stalker Haters United)
|Show these comments on your site|