Why Beat the Blame Game?
- Provides an antidote to victim blaming, the greatest barrier to holding rapists accountable and giving survivors the critical support they need.
- Allows first responders (faculty, RAs, student leaders) the space to challenge their own biases without exposing them to peers.
- Enables participants with strategies and tools to challenge toxic victim blaming attitudes while avoiding antagonistic engagement.
Helps student leaders and resident advisors evaluate their internal bias and identify common reasons for blaming the victim
Responds to victim-blaming comments through bystander intervention strategy
Creates a campus culture that supports victims and holds perpetrators accountable