Read the responses of the other women who know exactly what I mean and feel exactly the same way.
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I tried to explain to friends why I stopped supporting Bernie. I confessed publically something I have never done before — I am a survivor of domestic abuse.

One man was fairly aggressive in his response to what I thought was a well-reasoned argument. I believed my “confession” would make him see I had personal experience with men like that.

I told him I didn’t like the look on Bernie’s face when he slapped Abby Huntsman’s hands away when she gently redirected his hands from her face.

His response: he doubted I was a survivor of domestic abuse and closed with “is that all you’ve got?”

Some guys really don’t get the visceral reaction women get around men who behave like that.

For me, Bernie’s temperament is what lost me, not his stand on the issues.

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