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Old 28th March 2020, 10:13 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by Ziggurat View Post
But that's my point: it's just speculation at this point.

And the dynamic now isn't equivalent to Christmas. The issue isn't simply enforced contact. At Christmas, people have this expectation that things are supposed to be happy and nice. And when things don't play out the way they want or expect (because they rarely do), that doesn't only create stress, it can create anger towards the people that aren't living up to your expectations.

But what are the expectations here? This is unprecedented. People don't know what to expect. So it's not a given that all abusers are just going to be more abusive, let alone how much more abusive. Human behavior is more complex than that. The overall effect of this is really unknown.
Oh. I see you met my father while he was alive.

There's a reason why I stay home, alone, for Christmas every year.
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Old 30th March 2020, 12:34 AM   #42
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There's been a lot about this in Norwegian media. Both on kids who are stuck at home with dysfunctional or abusive families, and how abuse is not uncovered as the kids don't get to be with teachers and others who would have noticed bruises and other signs. Abusers must be loving this situation.
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Old 30th March 2020, 09:56 AM   #43
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Grønland indfører alkoholforbud midt i coronakrise (DR.dk, March 29, 2020)

To make sure that children are safe in their homes, you can no longer buy beverages with a percentage of alcohol higher than 2.25.
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Old Yesterday, 04:48 AM   #44
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Coronavirus: I'm in lockdown with my abuser (BBC, March 31, 2020)
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Not the exact same topic but related, I've seen (second hand from people so grain of salt) an uptick in "LOL I can beat your ass because Child Protective Services ain't doing house calls during the quarantine" type memes/jokes shared on Facebook and Twitter.

But CPS in general seems to occupy the role of "Boogeyman" to the "It's my God given right to beat my child and being told I can't is the greatest injustice ever" types.
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Originally Posted by dann View Post
This will be one where you can compare the stats before and after - how many additional family murders happened during the lockdowns.

Covid's certainly shining a spotlight on the human species at the moment.
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