People want to feel safe. If they can blame the victim, they can convince themselves that they would never be a victim because they would follow the rules.
People want to feel like the world is just. They don't want to think of the world as being random. They want a cause and effect. Raping innocents turns all that on its head. So they pretend there was a good reason, so that they feel like the universe is all in order.
Edited by Jacob S (03/26/13 10:45 AM)
"it's good to be young but let's not kid ourselves -- it's better to pass on through those years and come out the other side with our hearts still beating;
having stared down demons and come back breathing." -- John Darnielle