[LMB] Ekaterin and the litany of abuse

Sylvia McIvers sylviamcivers at gmail.com
Fri Jun 2 18:58:16 BST 2017


On Wed, May 31, 2017 at 6:03 AM, Karen Hunt <huntkc at gmail.com> wrote:

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> That one is yes, according to Komarr (ch 5): She prayed he wasn't about to
> put his fist through the wall again. The noise—would her uncle hear, or
> that Vorkosigan fellow, and how could she explain-
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"how could she explain-"
It would be such a lovely thing if women in this situation could just give
the simplest explanation: He did it. Let him explain why.

Because that takes a whole lot of 'nice guy' explaining, doesn't it?  Most
abusive men tell the woman it's her own fault he's violent, but somehow
they don't tell their friends how violent they are. Letting a man explain
why he put his fist through the wall in front of his wife...  to someone
who does not know he does these violent things...  eye opening.

Sylvia, who is wishing for a unicorn while wishing for impossible things.


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