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How the trope of the ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ protects abusive men


by Roe McDermott
07th Aug 2018
Roe McDermott sat down to write an email to another woman, warning her about the man she was dating. She soon realised that the fear of living up to a misogynistic trope was preventing her from protecting another woman. Here she examines the “crazy ex-girlfriend” and why the trope still has a hold over us. I recently found myself sitting at my computer, struggling to write a message. “I’m sorry to bother you…I know you...