It was an extreme case of sexual frustration.
A recent Israeli study concluded that domestic violence between couples typically occurs as a calculated decision from the inflicting partner. The aggressor typically knows what sort of consequences he or she will face and weighs it before acting out. "Someone who uses verbal violence might well move on over time to threatening physical attack, and from there it is only downhill towards acting on the threat," one of the researchers says. In other frank words, get out of the cycle now!
Unexpected Facebook message the other night: an old friend from middle school delivered a thumpin' to her husband and was arrested for assault and battery. I don't know the circumstances at all -- not that that really matters. It's domestic violence and it's wrong and it's not the way for a couple to solve a conflict. But I'd be lying if I didn't admit I am fascinated.
Women and video games: when you think of them together, a huge-breasted, hot-bodied Lara Croft-like vixen probably comes to mind. But the United Nation Population Fund seeks to change all that -- at least in one video game -- in a game that will encourage young boys not to use domestic violence (DV) to solve disputes. College students in Vermont teamed up with two media organizations to create the game, which will be targeted towards children in Cape Town, South Africa. According to one senior, who traveled to Africa to interview kids about their views on DV, young boys need education and reinforcement about respecting women and not using violence.