Example one: A woman strips off her clothing and lays down on her back in the middle of a dangerous alley in a dangerous part of town. A random stranger comes over and rapes her as she lays there.
Obviously the rapist is at blame for committing this crime, but do you believe that the victim should be absolved of all blame just because she is a victim? (keep in mind this is not meant to be a formal court case or anything I'm just trying to ask a logic question).
Example two: A homosexual boy in a school is hiding his sexual orientation from other schoolmates because they are inherently homophobic and violent towards homosexuals. The boy has several options, go through high school hiding his homosexuality and attempt to exist without people recognizing his sexual orientation; he could try to exist as an open homosexual in the school and subject himself to abuse and torment; or he could try to change the way the school/world is and attack the problem head on.
Do you think that if the boy chose to exist as an open homosexual or to change the way things work, that he should be absolved of all blame for his suffering? (again, keep in mind that this is a logical question, not one based on morality. Please don't respond with "he shouldn't have to hide his sexuality, the world sucks!!!").
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