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Leslie Morgan Steiner NYT Best-Selling Author, Columnist for The Washington Post, Corporate Executive, Domestic Violence Survivor
Like my dangerous ex-husband, Porter is a well-connected Ivy League graduate. He graduated from Harvard University a year ahead of Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, became a Rhodes scholar, is a member of the Mormon church and the son of a man who worked for President George H.W. Bush.
Advocates who speak out against domestic violence debate the value of photos of bruises and strangulation marks on victims of intimate partner abuse. Why do victims need proof? Shouldn't victims' words be believed? But it's hard to look away from the photo of Rob Porter's former wife released to the media, and the yellow-purple bruise that blackens her eye.
For abusers bent on control, firearms are an effective tool.
Like most people who are naive about the complexities of relationship violence — victims and bystanders alike — my dismissal of the dangers of abusive love cost me dearly.
Steiner says when she first met her ex-husband, whom she calls "Conor," on the New York City subway, she had no inkling that he was capable of such abuse.
Leslie Morgan Steiner: Rape - 'perpetrating it and preventing it' - is a 'men's issue'