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Rewriting the script of love

Original post made on Feb 3, 2010

Bad boys and bad girls, Prince Charmings and Cinderellas — cultural and media representations of love, romance and living "happily ever after" can ruin a relationship, according to Donnovan Yisrael, who manages Stanford University's relationship and sexual health programs.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 3, 2010, 12:00 AM


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Posted by Ano Nymous
a resident of another community
on Feb 3, 2010 at 11:58 pm

[Disrespectful post removed]

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Posted by Ano Nymous
a resident of another community
on Feb 4, 2010 at 10:16 pm

Disrespectful? Just because a legitimate question was asked about the above story?

OK, what about leaving just the part noting that statistics show 50% of domestic violence is committed by women? Or is someone here in the business of violating first amendment rights AND suppression of established facts?

You can leave out the Gay/AIDS references if you feel this to be absolutely necessary, even though these were valid points.

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Posted by Mark Twain
a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Weekend Acres
on Feb 5, 2010 at 10:50 am

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, between 1998 and 2002:

* Of the almost 3.5 million violent crimes committed against family members, 49% of these were crimes against spouses.
* 84% of spouse abuse victims were females, and 86% of victims of dating partner abuse at were female.
* Males were 83% of spouse murderers and 75% of dating partner murderers
* 50% of offenders in state prison for spousal abuse had killed their victims. Wives were more likely than husbands to be killed by their spouses: wives were about half of all spouses in the population in 2002, but 81% of all persons killed by their spouse.

Matthew R. Durose et al., U.S. Dep't of Just., NCJ 207846, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Family Violence Statistics: Including Statistics on Strangers and Acquaintances, at 31-32 (2005), available at Web Link

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Posted by SexC
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on Jul 10, 2014 at 6:03 pm

I saw a reference to DS Yisrael article about sluts and wimps (?) on a page from Univ of Georgia so I googled you. I really enjoyed this article too. Debunking the myth of Sheen and Lohan is a great point. Seeking fame by being outrageous is not a formula for a rewarding life nor for sound realtionships. Thanks for being available online. Hope you've had lots of readers. And that they have taken your advice.