$217 to Hit Your Wife With a Truck, Then Teach University Ethics In Idaho
No one believes that Jim could be violent. He's a white male philosophy professor. No one could believe that I would be the kind of woman who would participate in the abuse. I'm bright and outspoken.
There were several episodes of slamming my head into a wall. There were a number of times when I stayed in restraints until I would give into what ever he wanted. There were painful sex acts.
I learned to hide car keys. Sometimes I could escape, and when I did I would go have a lot of car keys made. I'd hide some near my office, some on a path we walked, some in boxes of tampons. When I got home, I would always have a few on my body as if I were trying to hide them. He would take those.
I simply accepted that Jim would demand a job in every department where I had a job. It was necessary if I wanted that job. I can no longer count the jobs I had to turn down because Jim wasn't offered a job to teach with me.
He said if I left him, he'd take my son away from me. He did.
For a while, he convinced people that I had a bi-polar disorder. Then, he decided it was a borderline personality disorder. Most recently, it's an executive brain dysfunction.
Finally, he went too far. He hit me with a truck in front of an eyewitness who called 911. I went to the hospital. He went to jail. He was charged with domestic assault, but he plead down to disorderly conduct. In Illinois, you can run over your wife for $217 and 6 months of probation. Here's the proof:
Now the punchline? You can move to Idaho and teach PHIL 103 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS. Here's that proof too: