From the book
We blame victims more often than we actually think. I assume most of us have seen a scary movie before. It’s not uncommon to blame ‘the best friend of the main character who is very open about her sexuality’ for making a not so smart decision. When she dies, we say things like “well she basically ran into the arms of the serial killer”, “she was kind of bitchy so she deserves it”, “she shouldn’t have gone to the attic”. It’s almost as if we blame her more for her death than we blame the guy with the chainsaw.