Well, I suppose I let the genie out of the bottle. My comments section is still bare and my site-meter is still crawling but I couldn't leave that post unfinished.
The post is my response to the material posted by Emes Ve-Emunah and Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz entitled Blaming the Victim. It assumes a twisted position that only the perceived aggressor (meaning the one who "won the fight") is eligible to be judged and that the victim/accuser is totally immune. It implies that everything is black and white - the "good guy" is 100% blameless and the "bad guy" is 100% guilty.
I vehemently reject this position. We do not live in such a black and white world.
I wrote the post in Word with color formatting so I will post in in iPaper to preserve the formatting.
Absolving the Casualty