Another thingie thing thing to do with this is that many people consciously or unconsciously hold the view that nothing happens to you unless you will it. The whole archaic understanding of masochism was precisely based on this just world principle. You only got what was coming to you because you required it to come to you. To the degree that we are still superstitious or that we overextend small truisms to make them appear as life principles, we will uphold the view that victims were “asking for it”. But this notion really is the unwinding or undoing of principles of ethics, which have to be embraced actively and deliberately.