Abby On 'Scandal' Spelled Out What Women Risk When They Come Forward About Abuse

November 7, 2014 9:27 PM

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When women open up about their experiences of abuse, or power imbalances within a sexual relationship, it can be an incredibly powerful tool for change. But it also comes with serious risk -- especially when that relationship is with a man in a position of public power.

On last night's episode of "Scandal" (which, sidenote, felt like a beautiful melodrama love letter to feminism with Mellie's mentions of First Lady equal pay), White House press secretary Abby Whelan was in the spotlight. Abby's ex-husband, Chip, who, as "Scandal" viewers know, had previously abused...

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