Originally posted by @sh76
By the same token, one can use crimes as teachable moments (as in "don't take the stupid risks that crime victim took" ) if we weren't so terrified of being labelled crime sympathizers.
Of course it's insensitive to have pallid fun by ripping crime victims. But the OP's question was: "Is it ever right to question the actions of the victim?"
If used since ...[text shortened]... nner and not taking unnecessary and stupid risks is smart behavior. Telling people that is good.
"By the same token, one can use crimes as teachable moments"
and we do. education. psas.
we tell children not to play with matches. we don't show them johnny who suffered 3rd degrees burn and tell them to mock him because it is unfair to johnny
"if we weren't so terrified of being labelled crime sympathizers."
there is a reason for that. it's called empathy it's called not kicking someone while he is down. we developed sayings for that.
normal humans' first response when seeing a fellow human being in pain is sadness. a desire to help. not an impulse to turn them into a teaching prop.
"If used sincerely as an educational message, the answer is clearly yes. "
the answer to "are you a horrible human being"?
"Facts don't care about snowflake sensibilities."
i have discovered that most people that use the term "snowflake" are the ones that are appalled that a cashier wished them happy holidays instead of "merry thing that only you celebrate and others might not". that someone tried to teach sex ed in high school. that someone tries to start a discussion on gun control, climate change, separation of church and education/state.
in short, the term "snowflake" is used precisely by giant snowflakes who just want to treat others like crap while still being offended when others do the same to them.
"Behaving in a safe manner and not taking unnecessary and stupid risks is smart behavior. "
"Telling people that is good"
if at the right time and place