Tuesday, September 29, 2009

How can it possibly be "Yes" ?

I listened to a victim of Domestic Violence in court recently. She described the way that she was scrupulous about keeping receipts to prove to her man that she was telling the truth during his drunken evening cross-examinations.

The way she described it, she made it seem the most normal thing in the world that a woman would not dare lose receipts to avoid angering a man that most people would describe as "her ex".

This was a man who had assaulted her on numerous occasions, often in front of her child. He especially liked to humiliate her in front of her neighbours - which seems to be a common perk of abusing middle-class women : they likely care quite a bit what the neighbours think.

She was asked by the defence solicitor whether she still loved him.

"Yes." she said.

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