Social Expectations and Abuse

This article by Claire Roise looks at how society’s views of cigarettes and seat belts have changed over the years and how it would look if abuse followed suit.  It is a very interesting article and I recommend it highly. I remember the changes she discusses quite well. (I was an oddball child who insisted on wearing a seat belt back in a time when they were not used at all. I remember digging them out from under the seat and brushing off all the gunk.) Society’s views of abuse have been changing over the years, but very slowly. Too slowly.