He Who Knows Domestic Abuse Knows Human Folly

October 10, 2014 6:20 PM

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The recent incident in which the NFL star Ray Rice punched his then fiancé, Janay Palmer, in the face in an elevator has forced the American public to again face the ugly reality of domestic abuse. However, the puzzling fact that the woman Rice knocked unconscious stayed with him and married him only leads us to wonder, "What is wrong with people?" and "Why do we do such irrational, self-destructive things?"

Domestic abuse is common. In the U.S. government's 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, it was found that roughly 30 percent of American women had been slapped, pushed or shoved by an intimate partner at some point in her lifetime. In the same study, nearly 26 percent of men re...

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