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Melena Ryzik and Katie Benner / The New York Times
Controlling and isolating behaviors, often referred to as “coercive control,” are not only steppingstones to violence, but can be criminally abusive in their own right. Activists hope that by broadening the definition of abuse, they can help victims reclaim their autonomy, and catch perpetrators before cases spiral toward hospitalization — or worse.
Neel Sengupta / Quartz
Many people have started asking how being locked in the spaces of domesticity might have impacted women, who often face abuse within those spaces. But there is little discourse on the impact these spaces have had on LGBTQIA individuals, many of whose lives are subject to increased supervision and regulation.
Pop critic Mikael Wood reflects, "Abuse, when it occurs, becomes inseparable from the art; indeed, the art serves to redeem the abuse, often even among the abused.
Justin McCurry / The Guardian
Pressure to adhere to traditional gender roles is only one reason why more South Korean women are shunning marriage and family life, adding to fears for the country’s population and long-term economic health. Government figures showed that South Korea’s population declined for the first time, with 275,815 recorded births and 307,764 deaths last year.