I’ve shared with you my domestic abuse history many times over on here. However, I haven’t gone into the glory details. There was a night where my mom was being beaten up so intensely that I literally took a 22 rifle to the person beating her up and dared him to hit her one more time. I would have shot him had he lifted his hand to hit her one more time! If I had killed him, which I have a perfect aiming record when I’m angry with a 22 rifle, I would have been the one going to jail regardless of his faults and actions. My sentence may not have been as lengthy, but I still would have gone none the less.
There are plenty of times I think about the “what-if” moments from that night. Not in the way you think, but rather in an entirely different manner. I have always considered going into the women’s/teen prison ministry programs because of my experience with domestic abuse. Due to that strong desire, shows like Orange is the New Black, and now Wentworth off of Netflix holds my attention.Photo credit: Ben King/ Foxtel Networks Australia
Orange is the New Black reeled me in completely. I loved learning about their lives. I knew many of the facts in this show were made up, but I’ve heard similar stories from others who had served time in prison. Orange is the New Black will still continue to be of interest to me, but I’m not eagerly awaiting its return like I am Wentworth. Honestly and sincerely it’s because Season 2 is filled with a lot more sex and other actions I didn’t enjoy watching.
With Wentworth those things were a part of the show in small bits, but not the primary focus of the show. The primary focus of the Wentworth series was based around the life of Bea, a woman who attempted to kill her husband who was physically beating her up. If I were honest, if my husband were to become abusive towards me he better count his days down because I will strike back when he least expects it too. This time I seriously doubt there would be any hesitation on pulling the trigger. (I know my kids would be well-taken care of by other family members if it came down to it.)
The sad fact is our prisons are filled with many people who have had to defend themselves or someone else for very similar reasons. I feel that the laws need to change for these types of situations. NOT that I’m saying they have the right to kill someone, but sometimes it’s a case of “killed or be killed.” Unless you’ve lived in this type of situation, you can’t fully appreciate and understand why this series holds so much appeal to me.
I believe many people would enjoy watching the Wentworth series for their personal reasons. There are plenty of twists and turns throughout this series. There have been some outcomes that I least expected to happen. I’m certainly on the edge of my seat waiting for the return of Season 3. I hope that Netflix can get Season 3 aired quickly. Wentworth originates as an Australian show on TV.
Can you relate to my story? I’d love to hear your’s if you’re willing to share.
Disclosure: I am a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam, but that in no way shaped my opinion or thoughts related to this post.