, by choice, claim an entitlement to attack the person or property of others.
Along with the victims of clergy misconduct, congregations also suffer from the abuse perpetrated by clergy, which limits their capacities to respond to the victim as well as to the victimizer
. See Restoring the Soul of a Church: Healing Congregations Wounded by Clergy Sexual Misconduct, ed.
Daniel Berrigan's goal is to find freedom and liberation for all, both victims and victimizers
. Once chastised and exiled by church hierarchy, Berrigan's prophetic voice now finds harmony with Pope Francis, a fellow Jesuit who also lived in solidarity with the powerless.
By returning his gaze the victim threatens the victimizer
's position of authority.
But Strauss-Kahn looks more like a victimizer
than a victim.
One commenter answers the question this way: "Because Muslims in this country don't have the numbers or power to harm us or take away our rights." The notion was echoed by several other readers: "The fundamentalist Christian movement is much more populous and better funded than their Muslim counterparts in the United States"; and "Gays pick fights with Christians because they are the ones in charge." Several readers chose to express views on Islam: "Wake up, guys, Islam is far more dangerous than Christianity." Another writes, "To ignore a threat like the Islam religion to the gay community is crazy and may lead to our downfall." Another wrote, "Islam is a victimizer
, not a victim."
Perhaps we need to "walk in the shoes" of the victimizer--not to excuse the act but to recognize why the victimizer
acts as he or she does.
The report, Hamas added, "places the victim and victimizer
on an equal footing and denies the right of our people to resist occupation, in contradiction of international laws, which guarantee the right of occupied peoples to defend themselves." It also snubbed the report, saying it "ignores the size of destruction and dangerous crimes that the occupation committed in Gaza, which were broadcast live on TV stations.
Forget that it leaves the victim unarmed, but leaves the victimizer
free to operate.
In this issue of English Studies in Canada, for example, Kiley Kapuscinski holds up to scrutiny both the national myth casting Canadians as pacifists, as nonviolent victims rather than victimizers
, and the very binary structures upon which such meta-narratives are based: pacifism and violence, victim and victimizer
, Canadian its seeming antithesis (as articulated in Surfacing at least), American.
Entitled ''The Ants,'' the documentary follows Waichi Okumura trace his past in Shanxi Province where he had been sent for the war, illustrating how a victimizer
and victims suffer even after 60 years have passed since the end of the world war in August 1945.
His work is structured in three parts: (1) Discourse, which deals with the lexicon and grammar of reconciliation, (2) Agency, which shows how reconciliation can be embodied through dialogue, and (3) Process and Goal, which describes truthful interfacing between victim and victimizer
. Much of De Gruchy's work is done in the context of the aftermath of apartheid and the quest for a democratic transition in South Africa.