Reading the local paper, I find an account that startled me. That’s because I can’t believe how cruel and mean men can be to women. Take Peter, featured in a big local story in the Recorder. He shows up in the doorway at his ex-girlfriend’s house late at night, uninvited, and tells her to take him back. She refuses, scared, and tries to call 911, but he’s cut the line. He forces her into a car and beats her, kicks her and drags her by the hair. Oh, she’s also three months pregnant.
Then Peter, said the account, threatens to stab her with a pen as she tries to crash the car near the Sunderland Police station, to draw someone’s attention to the fact that her life is being threatened by a psychopath. He runs off, and is located at a Charlemont trailer park.
But of course this isn’t his first incident of beating up his woman. He entered his former wife’s house in 2006 and beat her up, and smashed all of the windows on her cars. A month later he attacked her again and was finally jailed.
Again and again I read about men like this. What happened that caused him to act like this; is rejection that painful?