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Vulnerability v. Dominance: Questions about the “Father”


Gruesome life stories about many women arise because they cross paths with men who compromise their own roles as fathers, husbands, and companions. These stories arise from different eras and take place in different places and cultures, with sometimes similar, sometimes diversified variables.
This past August 13, as we were visiting the island of Torcello, north of Venice, we found the coincidence of two such stories, nineteen centuries apart, with chilling congruencies.

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