Friday, July 6, 2012

Parallel universe

Sitting in the lunchroom at work, one was thumbing listlessly through a woman's magazine. Did you know that there was a time when those magazines were a fascinating read? If ever you come across one from the 40's or so you should take a look. You'd be surprised at how far they have deteriorated. Anyway back to this...

What one ended up perusing was a rare interview with Tanya Herman, who killed her boyfriend's wife allegedly at his behest. She was convicted of the crime while he committed suicide before coming to trial. Now the reason for the interview seems to have been because she didn't like her portrayal in the TV drama "Wicked Love", but that is not what this is about. What caught one's attentions was the quote "He was my world. He told me what to wear, what to eat, what to think- he even dictated who my friends were and who I spoke to" Jackson, Rochelle. 'Partners in Crime' Australian Women's Weekly March 2012: pg 54-58

Reading the whole article one thought, well if ever He starts laying out suggestive clothing... err... suggestive of a cat burglar that is... after commenting that His mother needs to die... Actually we've had that conversation a few times over the years. Mind you she probably has had similar thoughts about one small slave... hmm... better keep an eye out for balaclavas in her wardrobe too...
So here we are, two women with similar relationships and it could be argued similar conversations...
What makes one of us more inclined to scamper out and do their bidding? Did her partner sound more serious? Was she more inclined to be obedient? Perhaps she had more motivation in that he promised to marry her if his wife was out of the way.

There are no real answers to these questions... sorry... life just isn't that cut and dried. It does make one profoundly grateful that He isn't serious about killing his mother though...

6 comments:

Kitty - The Submissive Wife said...

Right! How would you respond to that? Um, can I have that safe word now?

Fondlers Anonymous said...

Right. All I got out of that was Balaclava and catwoman suit. amazing what my brain chooses to remember.

BTW I linked you in this post.

slartibartfast85 said...

Only by cruel cosmic humor does a ski mask land a few syllables from a delicious dessert. I wondered how Baclava played into a home invasion scenario. Lazy reading tendencies...

lil said...

Ooh, you could use this as proof that you are a qualified judge of crazy!

Master's piece said...

@lil Think that is only going to work as long as His mother stays alive and well... that is a strange burden to place on anyone :D

Dina said...

I'm sorry, but it /is/ "that cut and dry" , when it comes to taking another human being's life. There may be many excuses and semantics offered, but they are completely irrelevant.