"There's no such thing as a perfect victim," said Sarah Ransome. "What is a perfect victim? A middle-class White girl that goes to a private school? That has the perfect family life?"
Sarah Ransome says the so-called "perfect" female victim is pure, innocent – and doesn't exist. Those who don't fit the bill (including women like herself, with a history of drug use and sex work) are often blamed for their own abuse.
"It's the victim shamers and the victim blamers – they are the reason why I wrote the book," she told correspondent Holly Williams.