This idea of constant attack and Christian victimhood is grounded in the myths of the early church, but it endures to this day.
My definition of victimhood is the person who sits and waits for a knight in shining armor … it was always that way for me.
Question those taking on the mantle of victimhood and you are immediately cast as some kind of aggressive, unfeeling oppressor.
And as both sides know, in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, winning the battle for victimhood is crucial for political success.
This action effectively declares that Jewish victimhood persists unabated, and that the Zionist project is, therefore, a failure.
For those who are against gay rights to claim the mantle of victimhood for themselves is offensive on a certain level.
From the very beginning, victimhood was hardwired into the Christian psyche.
“My definition of victimhood is the person who sits and waits for a knight in shining armor,” Gbowee said.
late 15c., "living creature killed and offered as a sacrifice to a deity or supernatural power," from Latin victima "person or animal killed as a sacrifice." Perhaps distantly connected to Old English wig "idol," Gothic weihs "holy," German weihen "consecrate" (cf. Weihnachten "Christmas") on notion of "a consecrated animal." Sense of "person who is hurt, tortured, or killed by another" is first recorded 1650s; meaning "person oppressed by some power or situation" is from 1718. Weaker sense of "person taken advantage of" is recorded from 1781.