Better to be a victim? Bradley Campbell, Associate Professor of Sociology at California State University
‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.’ This frequently parroted adage has been used by generations of adults to teach their children the virtues of emotional regulation. But at a time when asking somebody where they’re from or stating a preference for identity-blind hiring may be seen as a personal affront, and even lead to violence, does this old saying still hold true? To discuss this, Oksana is joined by Bradley Campbell, Associate Professor of Sociology at California State University and co-author of ‘The Rise of Victimhood Culture: Microaggressions, Safe Spaces and The New Culture Wars’.