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Old 2013-01-05, 09:49   Link #91
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Originally Posted by Shikijin View Post
She was just appealing to reason, which is the only way she argues.
Of course, but in this case she is still using reason to justify an unethical action and defend the person who did it. That's the stockholm syndrome. However, like any kind of feelings, there are varying degrees or intensities to them, so you don't necessarily need to feel something as strong as actual "compassion" to do it. The desire to rationalize the abuse to others can just be as vague as a coping/defense mechanism close to denial, but kind of not.

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