(04-11-2020, 09:35 AM)JayRodney Wrote: Some people have been talking about some inter-dimensional alien influence... personally, I can't speak to that - but everybody's understandably FUBAR ATM... and this influence may be so for all I know.
All anyone can do is attempt to stay positive... Times like these make us collectively anxious - hope there isn't something feeding off that because there's plenty of it to go around.
Yes, the violent among us are feeding off it and taking it (whatever it is) out on the helpless.
On Thursday, the French police reported a nationwide spike of about 30 percent in domestic violence. Christophe Castaner, the French interior minister, said he had asked officers to be on the lookout for abuse.
Judith Lewis Herman, a renowned trauma expert at Harvard University Medical School, has found that the coercive methods domestic abusers use to control their partners and children “bear an uncanny resemblance” to those kidnappers use to control hostages and repressive regimes use to break the will of political prisoners.
Institutions that are supposed to protect women from domestic violence, many weak and underfunded to begin with, are now straining to respond to the increased demand.
Some describe the domestic violence occurring as 'horrific'.