Victimhood Quotes

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  • I believe that's a form of dangerous stereotyping, to ascribe permanent victimhood to any group. Groups have suffered powerful injustice, and yet when you say that, you also have to say that they triumphed, that they prevailed.

  • There's a grip we sometimes some of us get on our pain and suffering and our past and our wounding that we over-identify with it. If we laugh at it, we're saying, "Oh, I'm laughing at myself, which means my victimhood isn't all of who I am."

    Pain   Mean   Past  
  • The feminist movement taught women to see themselves as victims of an oppressive patriarchy. ... Self-imposed victimhood is not a recipe for happiness.

  • The cultivation - even celebration - of victimhood by intellectuals, tort lawyers, politicians and the media is both cause and effect of today's culture of complaint.

    George Will (2008). “One Man's America: The Pleasures and Provocations of Our Singular Nation”, p.175, Crown Forum
  • Why has America's fringe left been making common cause with the Taliban, whose views on such matters as women's rights and separation of church and state are appallingly retrograde by anyone's standards? One reason may be that the Taliban seem to have mastered the language of victimhood, sounding like denizens of some college ethnic-studies department.

    College   Rights   Views  
  • I don't reverberate to victimhood, probably because of my own life. I refused to become a victim myself, so it's not one of my big stories.

    Stories   Victim   Bigs  
  • There are times when the mind is dealt such a blow it hides itself in insanity. While this may not seem beneficial, it is. There are times when reality is nothing but pain, and to escape that pain the mind must leave reality behind.

    Time   Pain   Blow  
  • When your victimhood is your empowerment, recovery is the enemy, and working on 'individual change' becomes counterproductive, even dangerous to your identity.

  • But victimhood was seductive, a release from responsibility and caring. Fear would be transmuted into weary resignation; failure would no longer generate guilt but, instead, would spawn a comforting self-pity.

    Dean Koontz (2001). “Dark Rivers of the Heart/Intensity/Sole Survivor: Three Complete Novels by Dean Koontz”
  • At Home in the World is the story of a young woman, raised in some difficult circumstances, and how she survives. It tells a story of redemption, not victimhood.

  • You need only visit campuses where whole departments feature soft courses preaching a sense of victimhood and resentment, and see the consequences in racial and ethnic polarization on campus.

  • I've heard a hundred different variations of instances of unadulterated female victimhood, yet the silence of the feminists is deafening. Where two pieties--feminism and multi-culturalism--come into conflict, the only way of preserving both is an indecent silence.

    Two   Silence   Feminist  
    Theodore Dalrymple (2005). “Our Culture, What's Left of it: The Mandarins and the Masses”, Ivan R Dee
  • There is a fetishization of victimization in our culture. And I just am not interested in victimhood.

  • The soul journey inward is when we are invited to cast aside beliefs and behaviors that no longer serve us and release all tendencies toward victimhood, stagnation, passivity, and self-destruction that keep us disempowered or cause frustration and suffering to ourselves and others. This is no easy task, and one in which we can use all the divine support possible to help us on our way. It is a time to pray.

  • To counter the fixation on a rhetoric of victimhood, black folks must engage in a discourse of self-determination.

    "Killing Rage: Ending Racism". Book by Bell Hooks, September 15, 1995.
  • If you act like a victim, you are likely to be treated as one.

    FaceBook post by Paulo Coelho from Nov 26, 2012
  • A thief is one who insists on sharing his victimhood.

    Criss Jami (2016). “Healology”, p.36, Criss Jami
  • People can become so blinded by their own perceived victimhood that they make victims of everyone around them.

    Richard Paul Evans (2014). “A Step of Faith: A Novel”, p.117, Simon and Schuster
  • A hypocritical etiquette forces us to pretend that the Jews are powerless victims; and if you don't respect their victimhood, they'll destroy you.

  • A history of perceived humiliation, after all, lurks behind many acts of terror. And competing narratives of victimhood and insults sustain conflicts in the Balkans, the Caucasus, the Middle East and many other regions.

    "From the Editor" by Serge Schmemann, December 02, 2010.
  • I believe that the fragile-flower, idea-intolerant society of victimhood that is being cultivated in many colleges today is really bad.

  • Nothing enables people to do evil as much as does a sense of victimhood

    People   Evil   Doe  
  • There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.

    Jobs   Race   Class  
    Booker T. Washington (1911). “My Larger Education: Being Chapters from My Experience”
  • When you inhabit any of these three roles, you're reacting to fear of victimhood, loss of control, or loss of purpose. You're always looking outside yourself, to the people and circumstances of life, for a sense of safety, security, and sanity.

  • As the organized Left gained cultural power, it turned into a monster that found perpetual victimhood, combined with thought and speech control, the most efficient way to hold on to that power. Suddenly it was the Left, the protector of liberty, that was setting rules about what could and could not be said or even thought.

    Liberty   Speech   Way  
    Tammy Bruce (2001). “The New Thought Police: Inside the Left's Assault on Free Speech and Free Minds”, Prima Lifestyles
  • If multiculturalism succeeds in making us a nation of independently empowered tribes, each tribe will be deprived of the comfort of victimhood and be forced to confront human limitation for what it is: a fixture of life.

    Jonathan Franzen (2007). “How to Be Alone: Essays”, p.96, Macmillan
  • You can be a victim or you can be rich, but you can't be both. Listen up! Every time, and I mean every time, you blame, justify, or complain, you are slitting your financial throat.

    FaceBook post by T. Harv Eker from Mar 13, 2013
  • No one is ever a victim, although your conquerors would have you believe in your own victimhood. How else could they conquer you?

    Barbara Marciniak (1998). “Family of Light: Pleiadian Tales and Lessons in Living”, p.161, Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
  • Victimhood and a “can't do” spirit is what the Democratic Party has mostly been about since the Great Depression.

    "Learning lessons from the poor" by Cal Thomas, June 10, 2008.
  • Along with our passivity, we're entering a profoundly masochistic phase everyone is a victim these days, of parents, doctors, pharmaceutical companies, even love itself. And how much we enjoy it. Our happiest moments are spent trying to think up new varieties of victimhood.

    "Age of Unreason". Interview with Jeannette Baxter, June 22, 2004.
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