If Eric Schneiderman really is guilty, then why did his victims go back to him “repeatedly,” “often,” and “frequently”?

Disclaimer: I am a person who believes that women have free will. Some of the following statements by me may seem controversial, but I am operating under the assumption that women have free will.

The recent New Yorker article on Eric Schneiderman’s alleged abuse of four women states:

“They allege that he repeatedly hit them, often after drinking, frequently in bed and never with their consent.”

If these intelligent, strong willed, college educated women with high paying jobs and expensive apartments in Manhattan continued to go to bed with Schneiderman “repeatedly,” “often,” and “frequently,” after the first time that he allegedly hit them, I’m having trouble understanding how any of this was “never with their consent.”

None of these women have accused Schneiderman of kidnapping them.

I think each of these woman did the following cost-benefit analysis in her head:

“On the one hand, this guy is a physically abusive scumbag, and I should probably stop going to bed with him.”

“On the other hand, he is famous and wealthy, and he has a lot of influence and social status. So I should continue going to bed with him.”

So it seems to me that these women looked at their options, and they apparently decided that continuing to go to bed with him was a good idea.

It seems to me that if we are to view these women as victims, then we are essentially saying that they do not have free will. And that is not something that I am willing to accept.

You can get mad at me if you want. You can hate me if you want. But I still maintain my belief that women have free will.

If anyone disagrees with me on this, please explain why in the comment section.

 

May 14, 2018. Tags: . Politics. 4 comments.