And I’m thinking it goes to the very heart of a certain type of man’s or (women’s) insecurities.
So not just ‘successful ie famous’ women but any woman perceived to be successful ie together, he has to bring her down eventually as she’s a threat to his male ego.
I’m sure for every jealous – undermining – abusive man there’s a jealous – undermining – abusive woman out there but I’m picking a man might be less likely to hang around and put up with this kind of treatment.
To me it seems as though women are socialised to accept a certain amount of abuse in relationships. A kind of ritualised submission has been going on in the deep psyche of man over woman to dominate and keep her dependent on him. She has needed to be ‘nice’ as a survival tactic.
This is why the single woman on a sole parent’s benefit is so vulnerable and picked on in our society.
Once upon a time we had no welfare and a woman was beholden and extremely dependent on a man for the roof over her head and food in her’s and her children’s stomach’s and to leave an abusive relationship was extremely difficult under these circumstances.
I’m seeing it on a larger scale it kind of relates to our society at large – subjugate by fear.
Hmm so much more to say about this, perhaps in another post.
I’d encourage comments and discussion here!