Silence or Intervention?

Bystander apathy is a social psychological phenomenon that refers to cases in which individuals do not offer any means of help to a victim when other people are present. Powys says, ‘the silence was deafening. I still can’t get over the silence of it all’ as the young girl was being verbally attacked in front of a carriage full of people. In theory, most people would like to think that they would get involved but remain silent. Silence in the face of these attacks indicates an implicit condoning of such incidents.’

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Read the full article via Muslimah Media Watch

 

Published by Shereen Malherbe

Shereen Malherbe is a writer & author. Her novel, Jasmine Falling has been voted as one of the top 20 Best Books by Muslim women. Her second contemporary fiction novel, The Tower, was published by Beacon Books on April 2019. It is now used as academic set text in a US university. Her first children's book of her migrant children’s series, The Girl Who Slept Under The Moon is out now. The Girl Who Stitched the Stars is due out January 2022. Her upcoming Palestinian novel, The Land Beneath the Light is out soon.

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