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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    Would it be ok, if the husband had cut off Leorena's breasts? I think not but then I am against savagery.
    I was being sarcastic. That's the great thing about DVR...I can fast foward to the part I want to see and skip the rest!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Particle Man View Post
    As for Tonya, she's an idiot for agreeing to dirty her image even more than it already is by appearing on a show with the aforementioned animal.
    Poor Tonya, she just never had anyone help her with what's appropriate and what isn't. It' s like no one ever told her that picking your nose in public is not appropriate...I do feel sorry for her.

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    I didn't watch this, nor do I intend to, I never watch Oprah, nor much t.v. as far as that goes.

    I honestly wish Tonya well. And I extend my heartfelt condolences to her on the loss of her father Al (my late father's name was also Al, short for Albert).

    Tonya, if you ever read these types of sites (I hope not, for your well being, though I hope a friend might), I just want to say that I never tire of watching your 1991 US Nationals LP performance ~ best one I've ever seen by a woman ~ you were truly blessed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    Would it be ok, if the husband had cut off Leorena's breasts? I think not but then I am against savagery.
    Why gosh Joe, I think that would be just fine... :boohoo:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nadine View Post
    I didn't watch this, nor do I intend to, I never watch Oprah, nor much t.v. as far as that goes.

    I honestly wish Tonya well. And I extend my heartfelt condolences to her on the loss of her father Al (my late father's name was also Al, short for Albert).

    Tonya, if you ever read these types of sites (I hope not, for your well being, though I hope a friend might), I just want to say that I never tire of watching your 1991 US Nationals LP performance ~ best one I've ever seen by a woman ~ you were truly blessed!
    What a nice thing to say.

    I, too, can watch that performance over and over and find something new and interesting every time. It was a great skate on so many levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nadine View Post
    Tonya, if you ever read these types of sites (I hope not, for your well being, though I hope a friend might), I just want to say that I never tire of watching your 1991 US Nationals LP performance ~ best one I've ever seen by a woman ~ you were truly blessed!
    Agreed. May I add '91 Skate America SP and '94 Nationals to the list of my favourite list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikki View Post
    Agreed. May I add '91 Skate America SP and '94 Nationals to the list of my favourite list.
    Agreed. That was some pretty powerful skating.

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    Bobbit

    I believe Lorena Bobbit cut of her hubby's penis because he was very abusive to her and she couldn't take getting raped by him anytime he wanted sex from her. She must have been in a very desperate frame of mind to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevlin View Post
    I believe Lorena Bobbit cut of her hubby's penis because he was very abusive to her and she couldn't take getting raped by him anytime he wanted sex from her. She must have been in a very desperate frame of mind to do that.
    What I don't understand is why she didn't leave him? If she was that desperate, she could have left him or went to the police.

    I saw the show. I know Tonya was abused by her mother and everything but she can't blame everything on her mom and people around her for how she turned out. I never blame my parents for how I turned out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ks777 View Post
    What I don't understand is why she didn't leave him? If she was that desperate, she could have left him or went to the police.
    There are an abundance of different studies into the psychological effect of an abusive spouse on women. It's not easy to sumamrise that level of detail into one easy sentance but if you are truly interested I'd recommend reading some because the effect of abuse on the psyche is truly phenomenalbut by and large it is fear that keeps women from leaving and/or going to the police.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antmanb View Post
    and large it is fear that keeps women from leaving and/or going to the police.
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    Ant, I agree with you except it doesn't have to be a woman. I have 2 male friends that live together and the one is soooo abusive to the other. I asked him why he puts up with all the stuff he does and he said ....if I leave where am I going to go??? He said he could be homeless. This man had a house, a new car and a great job. The friend moved in and it all went down the tubes.

    It's very scary!!

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    there are men who are abused by their female spouse as well... but they are either not believed/ignored, or don't get the help because who wants to admit they're being beaten up by a girl all the time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee4707 View Post
    Ant, I agree with you except it doesn't have to be a woman. I have 2 male friends that live together and the one is soooo abusive to the other. I asked him why he puts up with all the stuff he does and he said ....if I leave where am I going to go??? He said he could be homeless. This man had a house, a new car and a great job. The friend moved in and it all went down the tubes.

    It's very scary!!
    Sadly I know of a number of similar situations. There must have been studies carried out with every conceivable combination of couples and sexes but the ones I've had most dealing with are the ones where the Male is the abuser and the Woman is the abused hence my particuarl focus that way round. It always amazes me how awful human being can be to each other.

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    Oprah is on my season pass list, but I usually delete if I'm not interested in the topic.

    The theme of the show was New Stories of the 90's and where are they now.

    When Oprah interviewed Tonya, she represented a sympathetic viewpoint and treated her with kid glvoes as compared to Tonya's past interviews. As during other interviews, Tonya expressed regret for being involved with the people who hurt Nancy and said she only wishes Nancy well. She mentioned being verbally abused daily by her mother. So, nothing really new.

    I skipped the rest of the show.

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    so I guess where Tonya is now is - pretty much the same.

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