Working With Sources

The purpose of this article is to inform the audience of why sexual assault is never the victim’s fault and why blaming the victim doesn’t help the cause at all. Robey-Phillips talks about the negative side effects of what happens when the victim is at fault, and how it has affected sexual assault cases all around the world. Robey-Phillips discusses the importance of changing our society into one that does not tolerate any sort of sexual violence, and what a girl is wearing or whether or not she is intoxicated should bother another person, or make him want to harm her in any way (6). The article doesn’t necessarily go into detail of why it is the attackers fault, but Robey-Phillips does speak to her audience and tries to convince them of her strong opinion by stating, “When we stop blaming victims, survivors will feel more comfortable telling people what happened. That will not only help survivors recover, but also make society increasingly aware of the problem. It will trigger our empathy and we will act” (2).


Robey-Phillips, Emily. Victim-blaming Obscures Gravity of Sexual Assault. Technique. 31 Jan. 2014. Web. 2 Oct. 2014.< victim-blaming-obscures-gravity-of-sexual- assault/>.


I think you are asking us to do this assignment so that we can get a better understanding of how we can incorporate quotes and ideas from sources into our writing correctly. After all, practice does make perfect, and the more we practice including sources into our writing, the better we will become at it, and the more creative we will be with it.