Germaine Greer: [disinhibit; category mistake; beat up; talk into; patch up; as best one can;] And that what happens when a man is disinhibited by drink, is he gives in to his - but it's also there's some self-loathing there, with self-loathing for his own sexuality, and sexual desires and requirements and so on. The major reason given by the royal commission in Victoria, as I understand it, was gender inequality, which struck me as a thought of category mistake, you were putting the phenomenon as the cause of the phenomenon. It's not gender inequality that makes a man belt a woman. It's actually an evidence itself of gender inequality. But there's also women are apt to think that even when they are being beaten up, is because the person who is doing it loves them. They will talk it into an expression of love, and then when they get the repentance, the post-drunken repentance, they will forgive and they will go and get themselves patched up as best they can, and they'll carry on hoping that it doesn't happen again.
to persuade somebody to do something by talking to him or her.
1. to mend or assemble something hurriedly or as a temporary measure;
2. to become friends with somebody again after an argument;
3. to give somebody medical treatment for an injury;