I’m not going to prevent myself from evolving intellectually out of fear that someone might point out that I used to think differently. Well, of course I did, I’ve just come across evidence potent enough to transform my world view in the meantime. I’m not going to stagnate ideologically just for the sake of consistency.
Really, if everyone lived with this in mind, everything would go so much better.
*takes a big puff of a weed joint and blows out smoke rings that spell out ‘I Operate Under A Constant Pretense Of Irony Because Everything I Am Enthusiastic About Is Childish And Embarrassing And I Forgot How To Communicate Earnestly To Other People’*
Stop thinking of abusive men as having no self-control and start thinking of them as intelligent, strategic thinkers who strive for control over their partners. These men know what they are doing. They know they need to isolate their partner as fast as possible and to get them as financially and emotionally dependent as possible in order to trap them inside the cycle of abuse.