Strategy: Publicly support an aggrieved person
Help someone who has been hurt or offended, and/or prevent further
injury or offense.
Uphold a community norm or value, making it clear to all that others in the
community do not condone such behavior.
Consider the risks of taking sides. Sometimes the need to prevent
further harm immediately outweighs the potential for retaliation against
either you or the aggrieved person by the offending person, but sometimes
it does not, making a private word with the aggrieved person and/or the
offending person later a preferable course of action.
- Situation #2:
A fellow graduate student receives a public dressing down by a professor
in a lab meeting.
Response: Hand the graduate student a glass of water, or change your
seat to be next to him/her.
- Situation #4:
hear a fan at an athletic event make a cruel remark about someone on
the opposing team, who seemed to overhear it.
loud enough for her to hear, “You’re just
worried that she’s going to win.”
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