HelpingOthersHelpThemselves

Counseling, Coaching, Psychology, Therapy

Shame, Blame, and Fault

on December 28, 2014

See, there's this thing called biology...

hepburn“We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers, but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change”

-Katharine Hepburn

I cannot imagine how much trouble Katharine would get herself into if she were to say such a thing today. I can already see the Twitter wars, the Facebook fights, the insistence that she apologize immediately for suggesting such a thing. Everyone knows women are completely powerless victims of never ending oppression we have absolutely no control over. To even use the word “fault” is an appalling attempt to promote misogyny, shame women, and engage in victim blaming. Privilege, she has forgotten her privilege and is now persecuting everyone!

She is absolutely correct however, it is always your fault because you are the only common…

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