Starre Vartan is a freelance writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area who specializes in science stories and conscious consumption.
By leaving out crucial statistics, the Netflix phenomenon plays into clichés about murdered women.
The long-term psychological and physical effects of the experience are devastating. And they're likely exacerbated by the shame our culture insists on perpetuating.
Without proper legal instruments, women with abusive partners are often forced to make a difficult choice: kill or be killed.