Drinking Causes Violent Behavior in Those Who Suppress Anger Some people aren't "themselves" when they drink. Some become "silly drunks," "clumsy drunks" or "over-sharing drunks." And then of course there's the "violent drunk." A recent study in the journal Addiction showed that violence that results from drinking alcohol is caused by an individual's suppressed anger....more
On occasion I read the blog of the formerly important pro-abortion group, EMILY's List. In the midst of an increasingly pro-life electorate and sluggish fundraising, they decided to use the Senatorial race in Washington to take potshots at Republicans....more
I didn't want to write about the Holocaust again. It hurts too much. Surely with so many other things happening in the world, I could just let mention of the 71st anniversary of Kristallnacht pass by unspoken, couldn't I? Just once?
Then I read this, reported in the Sacramento Bee about events this week:
Last night, 16-year-old Melody Ross, an honors student and track and field athlete, was shot to death at the football game between rival Wilson High School and Long Beach Poly High School in Long Beach, California. The shooting took place at Wilson High School, which you may be slightly familiar with if you saw the Freedom Writers movie or read Erin Gruwell's The Freedom Writers Diary. The school serves some of Long Beach's most upscale neighborhoods, but is no stra...more
It seems that everywhere you turn there's talk about the opening of the latest Harry Potter movie.
The wait has not been without its drama, with Ruper Glint (who plays Ron Weasley) catching the swine flu during filming and Jamie Waylett (who plays Draco Malfoy's crony Vincent Crabbe) getting arrested for possession and production of marijuana.
The recent altercation involving Rihanna and Chris Brown has once again
moved the issue of physical abuse to the forefront of public debate.
However, the recent altercation—which was years in the making—began
with parents who either consciously or subconsciously taught their
children that physical violence is a viable expression of anger and
frustration and/or an acceptable way to resolve conflicts. These
messages are often taught when parents use physical punishment such as
spanking to discipline their children.
This is Women's History Month and the history of women has always included violence against women and the destruction it brings. Women have had to learn to suvive, and learn, we have. There is an organization that has my deepest respect for the work they do in creating a climate of survival, independence, hope and respect for women.