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  •  It's more than Stepford (4+ / 0-)
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    cany, fat old man, sb, Cassandra Waites

    It's also the Stockholm syndrome where the kidnapped identify with the captors.  What brought that to mind was how the other wives helped in the rape of the very young new wife because they were also raped themselves and over time see the husband as their only means of survival so they participate in the sick dynamics of the cult.  Nearly every woman they wives have ever known, including their mothers, grandmothers, sisters, friends, have gone through the same thing and as horrible as it is, it's all they have ever known.

    I don't know if I stated that clearly enough but in my mind it is a more disgusting version of Stockholm because for the most part, there is no way out and continues generation after generation.  At least someone who is kidnapped has a hope of escape or resuce and does not pass along their capitivity to their children.

    •  Yes, the Stockholm syndrom, though I am NO (4+ / 0-)

      expert, came to mind for me too.

      I originally wrote this post very differently, I have been working on it (to edit and shorten) since I first heard of the DOJ suit.

      It was much more comprehensive in previous form, but what near book-length!

      202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

      by cany on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 12:13:28 PM PDT

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