I've never particularly liked Franklin's writings. I don't quite understand what they are saying he did, though?
So ... where are there stories? Are we just supposed to believe the writer summing it up?Six women have come forward with stories of experiences with Franklin that do not align with his public persona, his self-described stories of his relationships, or the values stated in his writing. These women include all three of his past nesting partners, as well as the women who have featured most prominently in his personal narratives.
The piece is not investigative journalism, it's someone's (or a quite a few someones') perspective.
If it is a misharacterization of a relationship breakdown, it doesn't seem worth the backlash that will inevitably come to the accusers.
In addition to this, my work will form part of a thesis which will examine how the growth of an unregulated movement via the internet and social media helped to disguise these behaviours for so long. This thesis will not be published.
SEASONEDpolyagain, you just blamed Eve Rickert and all the many women coming forward for their own abuse. That’s victim blaming and it’s not ok.
I’ve been gaslighted and manipulated by a partner. I am good at setting boundaries. But that didn’t prevent them from reeling me in. Now I have no contact with that person. But no amount of good boundary management on my part would have made their manipulation of me acceptable. Abuse doesn’t magically stop or never happen because the person being abused enforces boundaries.