Alison Stine is the author of four books; most recently, a novel: Supervision (HarperVoyagerUK, 2015). Her awards include a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, an Ohio Arts Council grant, and a fellowship from the Sustainable Arts Foundation. Her essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The Kenyon Review, The Nation, and Jezebel. A Fellow with the Center for Community Change, she lives with her young son in the foothills of Appalachia.
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November 2, 2016
There’s a nagging suspicion inside you that something is wrong. He calls you names. He denies your feelings. He talks over you; yells at you; humiliates you; and re-writes reality, including the reality of what happened to you. Maybe you wouldn’t call it abuse, or can’t. Maybe he’s never lifted a hand against you, but his words weigh you down like lead. It’s confusing, isolating, and shameful, or feels like it is. How do you explain this to other people? If you protest, he denies it—or it gets worse. You’re stuck in circles of blame and panic. And on TV, you see a man a lot like him. It’s no...