|MSbP is defined by motive, so it is a non-starter. In contrast, when a specific abusive behaviour is identified it is never defined by motive. If a motive is suggested it may help to explain the abuse (i.e. why it was perpetrated) but it never defines it. A specific abuse is defined by the act itself, not by speculation as to why someone did it.
Rape is rape. It is defined by the act. The motive may be as varied as a man not caring whether his partner wants sex, to part of an invading army's systematic strategy to subdue/humiliate a conquered population. The motive doesn't define the abuse, it simply may explain it.
What is rape without a specific motive? It is rape with one of many other possible motives.
But what is MSbP without the specific motive of attention-seeking? It is NOTHING. It's merely a theory up the creek without a paddle.
So MSbP is a self-fulling theory. A mother claims her child is ill; a doctor disputes it. He accuses her of faking the illness because she is an attention-seeker. But what evidence does he have that she is an attention-seeker? ONLY the presumption that she is faking her child's illness!
Imagine having to apply that kind of nonsense to an accusation of rape: the police accuse a man of rape because he is a woman-hater. But what evidence do they have that he is a woman-hater? ONLY the presumption that he committed rape!
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