"I will talk to an employment expert about Tony Veitch's employment situation"
"So media expert, what implications does this have for TVNZ?"
Tony Veitch broke his ex-partner's back. The most important issues here aren't about employment or media, but abuse. Kristin Dunne-Powell, was always treated as tangential to the story, but quickly Tony Veitch's abuse also became invisible. The process stories analysing who would do what soon overtook anything substantive.
So I feel the need to talk about some basic facts about abusive relationships:
- Abuse and violence within relationships tends to escalate.
- Abuse isn't about losing control of yourself, but about gaining power and control over your partner.
- After a relationship has broken up is the most dangerous time for women in abusive relationship.