You – “People who are drunk are more likely to be victimized by crime.”
Opponent - “You are blaming the Victim.”
You – “No. I said that a person who has certain Factors is at higher risk of being victimized.” Opponent – “You are a Victim-Blamer."
You - “No, I am not.”
Opponent – “Yes, you are!”
Once Slippery Slope Logic is introduced into the discussion, the discussion is likely to spiral into an argument with no resolution.
Slippery Slope Logic follows the pattern:
Many people who think A, think B.
Many people who think B, think C.
Many people who think C, think D.
Thus, many people who think A, think D.
It “seems” logical. Thinking A leads to thinking D. Here’s the problem. Let’s say 40% or people is “many” people.
Slippery Slope Logic also shows how some becomes many which becomes most which becomes all as in labeling and stereotyping phrases such as “Men do this, or Women think that”.
1. Victims don’t want to be victimized by crime.
Are Feminists really Victim Blamers?
1. Many Feminists think men and women are equals.
FOR THE RECORD: I do not think that Feminists or Self-defense Instructors are Victim-Blamers. I used them as examples of the fallacy of Slippery Slope Logic.