QotD: “emphasising victimization”

Others have argued that emphasising victimization constructs girls and women as having no agency … To say that a person has had a set of experiences (even very violent ones) is not to reduce that person to a mindless pawn of personal history, but rather to fully illuminate the context within which that person moves and makes ‘choices.’

Meda Chesney-Lind and Lisa Pasko, The Female Offender: Girls, Women and Crime (Sage, 2nd ed, 2004), pp. 29-30

(found at Pomeranian Privilege)


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