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Anne Townsend

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Questions crack open the fairy tale

IMG_0012If you call out abuse, you may feel guilty.


You may feel you’re disloyal to the abuser.


Because you may be trained to keep the peace.

But… why?

Because as a child, keeping the peace kept you safe / alive.


Because the abusers raised you, took you to the beach or park, or took you on outings where they flipped their bush plane around, for ‘’fun.’’

But ….why?

Because they were raised on a sheep farm in Calvinia by parents who beat them daily, who taught them that boys don’t feel, that girls are ‘’nice.’’

But ….. why?

Because the cult they adhered to taught the doctrine above.

Now my blog post could add more But …why’s? But you, reader, get the gist and YOU do the emotional & intellectual labour here, thanks. XXX

FRIDGE MAGNET: Questions crack open the fairy tale.


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