patriarchy and power: how socialisation underpins abusive behavior

Duane Filan

"Men don't abuse women because society tells them it's OK. They do it because society tells them they are entitled to be in control."

The Guardian, March 7, 2020

"Coersive control is a very particular kind of domestic violence. It isn't a "reaction" to stress. Nor is it triggered by alcohol or drugs. It's an ongoing system of control in which the abusive partner seeks to override their partner's autonomy and destroy their sense of self. The end game - whether the perpetrator knowingly sets out to achieve it - is to make their partner entirely subordinate."