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)