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  •  A child attending religious school (11+ / 0-)

    at least here or in many Western countries, would have legal and social recourse against his religous accuser/accoster. This isn't functionally the case with women in Iran. They don't have any legal means, or very many peaceful means, either, to object or defy. When you've exhausted your legal, nonviolent means, the only thing left is to be radical.

    It's also a not-that-uncommon end to a pattern of long-term abuse. Beat anyone into submission enough, and if you trip their trigger-point, 9 times out of 10, it's going to be violent, and may even be an overreaction to the inciting incident. There's a reason why "straw that broke the camel's back" is both a cliche and apropos.

    How does the Republican Congress sit down with all the butthurt over taxing the wealthy?

    by athenap on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 11:29:10 AM PDT

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    •  So many cliches are apropos here . . . (1+ / 0-)
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      Ian Reifowitz

      As ye sow, so shall ye reap
      Out of the mouths of babes (or from their fists)
      Pick on someone your own size
      Couldn'ta happened to a nicer guy

      others?

      Okay, the Government says you MUST abort your child. NOW do you get it?

      by Catskill Julie on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 12:34:06 PM PDT

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