- n. Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender. A behavior of perpetrators of wrongdoing (especially sexual offenders), when accused, of attacking their victim, reversing the roles of victim and offender.
- Acronym of “Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender”. Coined by Jennifer J. Freyd in “Violations of power, adaptive blindness, and betrayal trauma theory” (1997), Feminism & Psychology. (Wiktionary)
“He employs the typical "DARVO" style attack that conscienceless, logically-impaired neo-con liars are famous for:”
“Funny how pundits dont want politically correct speech but as soon as someone uses politically incorrect speech its DARVO time.”
“Once everyone learned his DARVO Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim/Offender technique, the crowd moved on.”
“You might want to read up on Jennifer Freyd PHD and the DARVO tactics that many RWA politicians, and pedophiles, Exleys, use to reverse their talking points and shift blame away from themselves and blame the victim for their crimes.”
“This is the “typical DARVO” tactics used by rapists……Deny, attack, Reverse Victim & Offender….”
“Oh well that explains where this latest propaganda came from, the same place Rove and Abramoff and the other non-logical Neo-cons learned how to lie so well, The College Republican corrupt society of liars, or just DARVO.”
“Their DARVO strategy deny, attack and reverse victim & offender have turned this tragedy into a cynical political maneuver.”
“DARVO is a method to turn the table to make the attacker seen as the victim.”
“They’re clearly “hoist on their own pitard” and can’t use DARVO tactics to reverse this one since it involves a minor.”
“DARVO the newspapers for doing their job in explosing his criminal behavior – now that’s quite and original one.”
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