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 writer with a master's degree in psychology. Her helpful, science-backed journalism and essays about mental health, mindfulness, and motherhood have appeared in The New York Times, WIRED, Romper, Elemental, and elsewhere. You can find the latest from Emily at www.emilypgerickson.com.

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