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I hate the way in which women are used as trading goods and needs 'relief'. And I hate people thinking it's practical and fair exchange even more! I mean, a mentally healthy woman thinking it is ok. It's her right. Her body, her rules. But men thinking in that way infuriates me. And makes me sad, too. As does children seeing it to happen and hearing it's ok too. Worse, those children growing afraid of them being the next ones in the line to get their bodies used for the group's continued survival or wellbeing. :( This installment made me to feel opposite things. I liked Penny & Co saving Martha and Camilla and giving the other group more supplies to help them. I liked Courtney's journal entry. I despised Frances' fate. I despised Courtney accepting sex for trading as a probability in her and other female in her group's future. And her own uncle being a thing to fear in that regard. :/ I hope she'll get saved too! The realities of human nature in crisis times suck. :( But I appreciate the realistic twist in your story and even more when someone gets to do right for others in a timely fashion. To read about bad things happening but also how some people is still decent enough to help instead of preying on others, you know? Courtney's group needs to learn a better way to go. Barring that, I would like the men in it putting forward too! All is horrible but I hate women always being the first paying the price, you know? *sighs* Ok, all in all I love your tale here despite bad things happening people in it. *pouts* I just am truly hooked in your narrative here, you see? :P Thank you for this new chapter. I am intrigued and excited about what will happen from here on. With Martha and Camilla but also with Dale and Daryl and those other survivors they found in the road. I am worried about D&D safety in such company but Penny keeps being awesome and so I have faith in things being ok do not matter what. :D Hopefully you aren't going to slap me through the face with some harsh fish of plot twist, here! :P Take care and have a lovely week! And Happy 2020! :D
I hadn't realized that Courtney's words might be read that way. What I had in mind was less dark: she reasons that since the married women (Nigella, Letitia) aren't hurt by Pete and Hank, having Mitch acting as her mother's boyfriend will prevent Pete and Hank from touching her. I hope this will make you feel a bit better about the journal entry. Thank you for your comment and a I wish you a good 2020!