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Old 03-03-2005, 03:29 PM   #47
Dan Herak
Dojo: Florida Aikikai
Location: South Florida, USA
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 41
Re: SD Question - Pizza Parlor Attack

Jean de Rochefort wrote:
Regarding the bystanders 'just watching because they're scared.'

I would of just watched to. Not because I was scared, but because I watched that guy inviting it.
I would respond to this by saying I will keep the same sentiment in mind when a woman wearing a short skirt and acting provocatively is raped, but I will not because a couple of things called class and compassion prevent me from doing so.

Although the victim may have puffed a bit, it was in no possible way enough to warrant this type of response. This is especially true given that the man could have been justifiably annoyed at the truly obnoxious behavior of the woman cutting in line and screaming. Although taking a passive approach may be best, I would not blame the victim for expressing annoyance. Blaming the victim, however, appears to be something with which you are quite comfortable.
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