And not easily defeated 👩👧
Fascinating topic! Two thoughts: 1) A Hundred Years of Solitude acts out exactly what you're describing here. 2) I think my mother's family has a bit of a 'curse' on it. What's alarming too is that it often affects only or especially the women. Most visibly? (In this case, the men are functional human beings with families of their own.) As the next woman in line, I try not to worry about it... too much.
Excellent reflections. It's not your main point, obviously, but I just wanted to say I've seen the Kaputar pink slug, in large numbers, at Mt Kaputar, New South Wales in spring, as the sun emerged after bitterly cold rain and wind. Even people who live there may go their whole lives without seeing the slug, so we feel lucky to have seen this bizarre creature.
One would think society should do more about domestic violence considering how pervasive and damaging it is, yet I never hear leaders discussing it and don’t see it much in the news. I wonder why.