Mostly for Laura

When a woman tells a man that she is broken, the man’s first reaction is generally to want to fix her. Most men enjoy fixing things, or at least tinkering with them until they run a little better. A man will generally use the same approach to fixing broken women that he would use to fixing anything else broken: He’ll prod and poke at the damaged bits to see just how badly broken they are, and see if the prodding makes the problem any worse.