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Langi Malamba
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I don’t believe there would have been much of a huge difference if she lived in my community because we have lots of men who behave like Clinton, and women who subscribe to the same norms about violence and love and the gender roles. In my community, people frown upon a husband who has lost a job and becomes a house husband managing the home and children. There are snide remarks about abuse or such a man being labelled lazy.. or he ends up trying to live a lie to pretend like he is still the bread winner. Mental health challenges are rife which contributes to miscommunication in the home and the cycle of abuse starts.