Classroom Collaboration – Trauma and Standpoint

If emotional abuse is prevalent in relationships, is it also common in the classroom?  Many people are unaware of verbal abuse as abuse – given the hierarchies of power in the classroom, one could easily see a perpetrator trying to establish or maintain vantage. Some hypothetical examples: Creative writing teacher feels that most students “can’t…

Trauma and Standpoint Tied via Social Control

After reading the Wikipedia articles on psychological abuse and verbal abuse, it appears that emotions are regularly abused as a form of social control, but that the cultural definitions of abuse often fail to account for these easily concealed forms of manipulation. Some highlights include gaslighting (pretending “nothing happened”) and the silent treatment, basically sending the…