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Monday, October 30, 2023

How much damage screaming does

 I was sitting in an office with a child psychologist and my ex-wife, and she started verbally digging in and taking a tone and elevating her voice and the child psychologist was indifferent to all that she was doing to cause harm, her aggressive body language, and the rage all over her face. He thought it was fine and she seemed so nice. I was having a panic attack in front of him and he wanted me to be assuming the man is obviously the asshole, here, and it led me down a rabbit hole where i figured out why all our former friends have no fucking clue what happened to us, and why i can just say "excuse me, that's enough," and everyone gasps because the man is so mean.

Women can yell, berate, and hit a man anytime they want, and people take her side.

Do better out there. Violence is violence. No one deserves to be yelled at or talked down to or pushed or shoved or kicked or hit. 

The statistics tell a story that women are primarily the victims of domestic violence, but we don't actually know how many men are being abused and don't even notice it happening, because culturally, men don't even realize that they are being abused most of the time until it goes way too far.