- Susanna Kaysen (via ckgarden)
The thing about ~community accountability~ and ~transformative justice~ is that they assume there’s a strong, healthy community that’s willing and able to support the survivor and that’s almost never the case.
Abusers are extremely good at picking people who are shy, new to the town, new to…
Radical politics as a literal tool of abuse
that’s it, that’s the joke
being abused made me very hostile and I isolated myself from strangers because I didn’t know who I could trust.
my abuser was friendly and well-liked to complete strangers. he was much more adapted to the public sphere than I was.
Yup. Then you’re too terrified and immobile to tell anyone, and if you finally do, no one believes you because “he seems so nice!”