The Living Force
Abuse is often couched in "cultural" rationalizations, like female "circumcision" brought to the west by African tribes. Abuse and mutilation. A co-worker years ago told me how her mother used to stand behind her when she was practicing piano and when she made a mistake she wacked her on the back of her head. It all makes me more than nauseous, having lived through a lot of similar things so I have a visceral take on it. That poor girl! The bystanders doing nothing pretty much conforms to was my childhood experience. But then, everything I lived through has contributed to who I am today and I am grateful. Took many years for me to come to this place. So hard to watch though!