Is anybody not oppressed?
I'd like to see this analysis done here....this study is from the UK.
The spread of a victim culture now means that more than seven out of ten people claim they are oppressed.
Huge chunks of the population have been racing to join the ranks of the officially disadvantaged, a report found.
Belonging to a victim group means the opportunity of financial gain and promotion at work, and the chance to denounce enemies to police or in the courts.
The ranks of those given special rights because of their victimhood have now swelled so that they outnumber their alleged oppressors.
The analysis by criminologist Dr David Green said that Government recognised victim groups now take in 73 per cent of the population.
Official victims, all with their own state apparatus to advance their claims and prosecute their enemies, include all women, all ethnic minority members, and all disabled people. They are represented by the Equal Opportunities Commission, the Commission for Racial Equality, and the Disability Rights Commission.
However, from next year two more big groups will be added to the list of victims.
The new Commission for Equality and Human Rights will have powers to act for pensioners and for homosexuals, bringing the numbers of official victims to more than seven out of ten of the population.
But Dr Green said victim culture had now become so popular that, if the claims of some victim groups are taken seriously, there are more victims than people in the country.
He said this is because of 'multiple discrimination', in which some people are said to be victims on more than one count.
So gay lobby group Stonewall, for example, says that a black gay man experiences prejudice from blacks because he is gay, from gays because he is black, as well as racism and homophobia from everyone else.
On this reckoning, the number of victims amounts to 109 per cent of the population, Dr Green said.