On Naomi Wolf’s “The Two Boys Who Helped Make Me a Feminist” in MORE Magazine

Content warning: abuse

 

I find it really interesting that Naomi Wolf recognized the importance of telling her parents about the time Sam hurt her badly. It seems that she was unable to recognize the larger significance of the times he hit her during their relationship. I wonder how long it took her to understand the impact of Sam’s abuse. I’m glad she dated Mark soon after her relationship with Sam ended and that she was able to understand that Sam had complicated reasons for abusing her and was not a terrible person. I wonder if she would have been as interested as she is in working with women who experienced physical or sexual trauma.

 

-MS

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