[LMB] VERY OT: trigger for battered women, was Social structures,

Sylvia McIvers sylviamcivers at gmail.com
Mon Oct 2 21:45:07 BST 2017

On Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 4:31 PM, A. Marina Fournier <saffronrose at me.com>

> On Oct 02, 2017, at 12:40 PM, Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> I had to read a history - the adult woman's history, not the child's -
> she had gone to the hospital many times, and was always advised* to go home
> to the guy who smashed her face beyond repair. She was the wife, after
> all, her place was to stand by her man.
> For my mother, it was parish priests. She was variously told:
> .,..
> Yeah. Sure. I was tired of having my needs ignored and being jerked around
> by a jerk.
> Marina
> --

Sigh. Women today still get told /it's not that bad/ right up until they
get told /well why didn't she leave/.

Because logic?  There are no good choices when dealing with a batterer.


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