Sunday, 18 October 2009

A convenient myth?

In an article on her alcoholic father, and the horrors that children of alcoholic parent(s) face behind closed doors, writer Isabel Ashdown says: It's convenient to think of these families as hailing from the "Asbo classes", but that's just a convenient myth. So often, these families look just like us. Hmm. I have an acute understanding of the alcoholic, charming in public, a monster in private, but I find it hard to believe that anyone buys into such a myth or believes such a myth still exists.

1 comment:

tattytiara said...

It's protective instinct to invent a myth that reassures that something bad only happens to other people by attempting to define who those other people are, I think. It backfires pretty horribly when the bad thing does happen any way and it morphs into denial.