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This note references the enablers. By using the word "child" in quotes and using the pronoun "him" the victim is acknowledging how enablers must babysit and protect the male abuser as if a child.

Children as an abuse mechanism is sadly common. If the perpetrator is fearful of charges for his violence he'll cry "save my child from losing her father", asking the victim of abuse not to involve authorities, or to drop charges. Enablers, friends and family members, of the abuser will also use the child as a way to sheild themselves from responsibility. Both perpetuate violence.