“When a woman starts to disentangle herself from patriarchy, ultimately she is abandoned to her own self.”-Sue Monk Kidd, Dance of the Dissident Daughter
The Wheel of Power and Control is like a wagon wheel. Physical and sexual violence are the metal rim around the edge. The spokes are all the other ways an abuser gains control—threats, emotional abuse, minimizing, using children, etc. Something like 1 in 3 women are going to be victims of domestic abuse, but I would guess that every woman in her lifetime experiences someone who uses these techniques to gain control over them.