Coercive control

Through the 1960s and ’70s, Alan Woods, a respected teacher and war veteran, dominated his wife and kids with verbal threats, intimidation and monitoring, until the day it took an explosive turn. There was no name for his behaviour back then. Today it’s known as coercive control – and there are moves afoot to criminalise it.⁠

Illustration for @goodweekendmag, text by Heather Geeves. Commissioned by @theillustrationroom