Sat. 12/16 12p: Whether it be politicians or batterers who use power abusively, they all have the same objective-total control-and they often use similar methods to achieve and maintain that control.
says Pam Wiseman, New Mexico domestic violence activist, who uses her experience with domestic violence as a lens on our political scene. Writing under a pseudonym in her new book Not The Usual Suspects, Beyond the Batterer:Abusive Power in Politics, she illuminates techniques used by abusive politicians as the same as those used by batterers. . Her observations will ring true to those who have experienced domestic violence and cast a new light on some who wield political power. Wiseman ends with warnings and actions that we can take, to avoid becoming victims of abusive politicians.