TW: talk of abusive behavior patterns; specific examples of abusers playing the victim
TW: Systemic racism
I typically don’t give a lot of credence to Buzzfeed articles, but I read one recently from earlier in 2017 about Taylor Swift and how she’s built her career and capitalized on playing the victim.
A quick note: this entry talks about “victims” rather than victims. “Victims” are people who are never wrong but always wronged; it’s a persona that someone cultivates to avoid being held accountable for anything. Victims, on the other hand, have been truly wronged and deserve to be believed.
Sometimes, unfortunately, it’s hard to tell the difference. At least at first.