Always remember the problem the Duluth model was created to solve was violent, abusive, controlling, deadbeat dads.
[The Duluth paradigm] blinds assessors to another source of threat to children; their mother. As we will see below, severe physical child abuse is more likely to be perpetrated by mothers than fathers.
JudgyBitch shares her story of paternal alienation in First I feared him, then I loathed him, then I forgave him and now I take care of him: the story of my Father and me.
Both of her parents were violent when she was a young child, but her mother was the worse of the two:
My mother was ecstatically violent, and my father less so, but they were both culpable.
Eventually her mother discovered feminism and drove her father out of the home. This greatly increased the violence she and her brothers suffered:
And then….my mother discovered feminism. She exchanged one violent, irrational, dehumanizing ideology for another, and she soon decided…
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