Victim-blaming is an all-too-familiar response to sexual assault. Rather than faulting rapists for raping or gropers for groping, rape culture places the onus on victims rather than their attackers. It's been seen in high-profile incidents, like the sexual-assault allegations against Bill Cosby, and on college campuses.
Twitter user UnsubtleDesi, who is identified on the social media platform as Nupur, brought attention to the unfair ways women are always blamed for being attacked on January 2. The disturbing viral thread highlights why victim blaming is so harmful and illogical.