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Editor: Margaret Ryznare
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Tenured and Battered – Why did I remain married?

I received my bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from elite institutions. When I went on the job market I received three tenure-track job offers from top colleges, one of which was my first choice. Two years into the perfect job, I fell in love, got married, and ultimately gave birth to several healthy children. I learned how to teach and how to publish and was tenured.  So, if I'm so smart, why did I remain married to a batterer for 12 years? . . . Chronicle of Higher Education, By Madeline Bates, (Last visited September 11, 2005, REO).

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