Activity Twentyone

Now apply this idea to the paragraph below by considering possible questions, objections and counter-arguments from an imaginary reader.

Read the paragraph (taken from Chapter 6), note down any questions or objections each sentence raises for you as you read, and then compare them with our comments below.

An alternative feminist approach suggests that women may stay in violent relationships even when they are not 'weak'. For these women a constituent of being a woman involves being there for their men and being able to maintain a relationship despite obstacles. These women tried to understand their violent partners and felt duty bound to cope the best way they could. For them walking out would have been an admission of failure.

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