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Woman who has been chained to her partner

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JackieWeaverIsTheAuthority Fri 26-Feb-21 13:50:48

Hopefully the link works. link

I was going to title this “couple who have chained themselves to each other” but after reading the report that’s clearly not what has happened. Her boyfriend chained her to him to stop her leaving him.

This woman has been hospitalised due to the ulcers this chain has created on her arm.

Lots of grinning faces on Facebook. This is a woman who has literally been chained to her a abusive partner to prevent her leaving- it’s causing her physical injury- they’re publicising his abuse of her. And people are laughing.

What the actual fuck needs to happen for people to recognise abuse when they see it?

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JackieWeaverIsTheAuthority Fri 26-Feb-21 13:52:06

Screenshots for anyone who doesn’t want to read the link

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ErrolTheDragon Fri 26-Feb-21 13:54:14

Bloody hell. Talk about a totally misleading headline too. confused

Dozycuntlaters Fri 26-Feb-21 13:55:58

It's not abuse, its a publicity stunt. She does not look bothered, she looks quite chilled and the article says it is a decision they made together. I think you're being dramatic when you say he chained her to stop her leaving him, they both decided together to do it so that they couldn't run off every time they disagree. This is so not abuse.

JackieWeaverIsTheAuthority Fri 26-Feb-21 13:56:59

She does not look bothered, she looks quite chilled

Oh yes- because she would be crying and miserable in the photo of it was abuse- right?

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JackieWeaverIsTheAuthority Fri 26-Feb-21 13:57:40

I think you're being dramatic when you say he chained her to stop her leaving him

Well then he is being dramatic because that’s exactly what he says.

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JackieWeaverIsTheAuthority Fri 26-Feb-21 13:58:25

People really still don’t understand how abuse works do they?

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PheasantPlucker1 Fri 26-Feb-21 14:00:47

shock wtf did I just read?

I just hope next tine she runs away he doesnt find her

ErrolTheDragon Fri 26-Feb-21 14:01:13

Dozycuntlaters

It's not abuse, its a publicity stunt. She does not look bothered, she looks quite chilled and the article says it is a decision they made together. I think you're being dramatic when you say he chained her to stop her leaving him, they both decided together to do it so that they couldn't run off every time they disagree. This is so not abuse.


You don't seem to have read the piece, or understood it,

^ Alexander said their unusual challenge had been his idea, claiming his girlfriend used to move out after the 'slightest quarrel'.
He explained: "I jokingly said - 'I'll tie you up. Why do you need all this running around?'
"In the end we did so.
"Viktoria didn't really agree at first, but I convinced her."^

JackieWeaverIsTheAuthority Fri 26-Feb-21 14:03:43

And btw before I even read the article the thing that piqued my interest from a feminist perspective was that the chain was on the arms that allowed only him to be able to drive the car. Then I read the article and it was even worse than I thought.

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RestingPandaFace Fri 26-Feb-21 14:06:27

In the article it says that she didn’t want to, but he made her do it anyway to stop her moving out.

It’s causing her painful ulcers but he doesn’t want it removed, and it’s welded shut so she really has no choice.

Seems like dressed up domestic abuse to me...

EmbarrassingAdmissions Fri 26-Feb-21 14:06:51

Convincing people that coercive control is real shouldn't be this hard. That said, it's taken a disappointingly long time to convince the legal system that it exists so perhaps it's not so shocking that the general public is lagging behind in understanding despite the work of Sally Challoner and her sons.

But - laughing at those wounds? No, that's unaccountable.

Labobo Fri 26-Feb-21 14:08:56

It's fascinating how language is used to misdirect in that article. The headline specifically states that she chained herself to him. Implies: her choice. Her idea. She led the action. At the bottom of the article it's revealed she kept leaving him and that it was his idea and he convinced her.

Wanderlusto Fri 26-Feb-21 14:10:02

At best, their relationship isnt working if they keep arguing to the point where she has to walk away. And at worst, he is an abusive arsehole.

JackieWeaverIsTheAuthority Fri 26-Feb-21 14:10:29

Labobo

It's fascinating how language is used to misdirect in that article. The headline specifically states that she chained herself to him. Implies: her choice. Her idea. She led the action. At the bottom of the article it's revealed she kept leaving him and that it was his idea and he convinced her.

Yes and so many people won’t bother to read the article to find out that information- so to them it will be as simple as “her choice to hurt herself.”

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JackieWeaverIsTheAuthority Fri 26-Feb-21 14:11:11

I bet her friends and family would have a different word to use to describe their “quarrels”.

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TuesdayinSeptember Fri 26-Feb-21 14:14:24

Dozycuntlaters

It's not abuse, its a publicity stunt. She does not look bothered, she looks quite chilled and the article says it is a decision they made together. I think you're being dramatic when you say he chained her to stop her leaving him, they both decided together to do it so that they couldn't run off every time they disagree. This is so not abuse.

Right, as long she looks chilled, everything is fine hmm

As for the rest of your post, you might want to read the full article again, because you are misrepresenting what was said.

sqirrelfriends Fri 26-Feb-21 14:15:24

I'm actually very scared for her, she has no privacy and no way to get away from him do she needs to.

iklboo Fri 26-Feb-21 14:15:39

Ah, of course. Because she's not got a black eye & fat lip, looks clean and isn't crying her eyes out she's not being abused? Christ alive.

Wanderlusto Fri 26-Feb-21 14:17:03

I actually think that apart from the pic where she is sitting down, her eyes are saying 'help me'.

JackieWeaverIsTheAuthority Fri 26-Feb-21 14:17:30

sqirrelfriends

I'm actually very scared for her, she has no privacy and no way to get away from him do she needs to.

Yep- she can’t even text a friend for help because he is sitting right there beside her.

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Dozycuntlaters Fri 26-Feb-21 14:19:40

I do understand abuse thanks, having left an abusive marriage. The last thing I would have ever done would be to take part in an interview blatantly showing me being abused, and there's no way an abusive man would want that either.

HoneysuckIejasmine Fri 26-Feb-21 14:21:36

Those photos are awful. She doesn't look happy. This is very disturbing.

JackieWeaverIsTheAuthority Fri 26-Feb-21 14:22:07

The last thing I would have ever done would be to take part in an interview blatantly showing me being abused

This implies you would have had that choice. Which tells us your abuse wasn’t at the stage this woman’s is at. You understand not all abuse is the same?

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HoneysuckIejasmine Fri 26-Feb-21 14:22:11

Dozycuntlaters

I do understand abuse thanks, having left an abusive marriage. The last thing I would have ever done would be to take part in an interview blatantly showing me being abused, and there's no way an abusive man would want that either.

I didn't see any quotes from her, did you? Sounds like it's her partner who participated.

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