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Originally posted by AnIntellectualRedneck
The truth, I think, is much simpler than all this psychological crap you hear about these days. I think the truth is simply that they have economic reasons. A lot of these women probably don't have family and friends that can help them out, and going to a crisis center is probably not much of an option, either, unless they're lucky. Here in the U.S., services that they can take advantage of are abysmal, and there is much more demand than supply.
The truth is that it's probably a choice of having a roof over their heads and eating or being on the streets and starving.