Because they could

“One of them says, ‘Why did they do it?’⁣

And the other says, ‘Because they could.’⁣

That is the only answer there ever is.”

— Naomi Alderman, The Power

One of them says, ‘Why did they do it?’⁣  And the other says, ‘Because they could.’⁣  That is the only answer there ever is

Published by Emily P.G. Erickson

Emily P.G. Erickson is a freelance writer specializing in mental health and parenting. She has written for major digital publications, including Everyday Health, Health, The New York Times, Parents, Romper, WIRED, and more. Emily is a professional member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ). Formerly a mental health researcher, Emily also holds a master's degree in psychology. You can find the latest from Emily at www.emilypgerickson.com.

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