dialectic/analysis

Private Violence: Anything but Private →

Working to stop DOMESTIC VIOLENCE in its tracks. 

“Domestic violence” is a term that is used to describe intimate partner violence, but it does not even begin to accurately describe the reality…

Abuse happens in all socio-economic, racial, ethnic, and religious or secular groups. The greatest predictor of whether or not someone will experience violence in an intimate relationship is simply being female.

That’s not to say that all men are controlling and violent. Only about one in eight men have been raised in, or have otherwise so come to believe their very identity depends upon this Cult of Masculinity that makes them believe that their identity depends on being in control. It’s also not to say there are no male victims in heterosexual as well as gay relationships— there are – or that lesbians never abuse their partners. But the overwhelming number of victims, (85%), are women, and the overwhelming number of abusers (90%) are men.”

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Man jumps to his death after girlfriend insists they continue shopping →

I think this mans actions is a symptomatic reaction to the current system of consumption propagated in our everyday lives. It’s even said in the article, he just had enough of his girlfriend severe consumption of shoes…I think he and his girlfriend had different priorities about whats really important in this life…Its either he hit a psychological brick wall erected by over-consumption, or he simply over-reacted…which one makes more sense? The point is that an insane system where consumption beyond reason breeds insane reactionary behavior.