Domestic violence is not about violence, it’s about power. People who beat up their partners are often the most insecure ones and beating someone weaker is the only way they would feel superior.
The other ones are just plainly insane. They lack a certain part in their brains that allows them to be capable of making decisions that are right and respectful of others. These celebrities, unfortunately, are the recipient of that insanity.
10. Abraham Lincoln
In an article posted on MenWeb, correspondent Barry Daniels interviewed Michael Burlingame, professor of history at Connecticut College and author of the book, The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln University of Illinois Press. Daniels notes: As Pokorski noted in his lengthy report, historians have long known that Lincoln’s relationship with his wife, Mary, was sometimes tempestuous.
But beyond that, Pokorski reported, the new book ‘cites evidence that Mary was both physically and verbally abusive toward Lincoln’ and that the marriage was ‘so truly miserable’ that ‘Lincoln’s desire to be away from Mary probably contributed to him becoming president’.
9. Pamela Anderson
Pamela Anderson’s onscreen career as a sex goddess may have its origin in her traumatic early sexual experiences, starting with a rape she suffered when she was 18 and blocked from her memory for years.
”My first experience with sex was nonconsensual,” she writes in the October issue of Jane magazine. ”The guy ran around afterward in a panic, saying, ‘What have I done, what have I done?’ Looking back, it was awful. I felt like everyone knew that I had had sex, like it was tattooed on my forehead. That was one thing I never told my mom until a few years ago.”
8. Lorena Bobbit
On January 22, a jury in Manassas, Virginia, acquitted Lorena Bobbitt of malicious wounding. Last summer, she cut off her husband’s penis after he raped her, an act of violence to which she had regularly been subjected since they were married in 1989. Unfortunately, the focus of the Bobbitt case has been carefully shifted away from the real problem—violence against women—to masculine sympathy fixed on the cause of the problem—John Bobbitt’s penis.
During Lorena Bobbitt’s trial, both the prosecution and the defense admitted that she had been subject to years of physical and sexual abuse during her marriage, even that she had been raped (a charge of which John had been acquitted). Her response to this situation, proven by her defense to be an “irresistible impulse,” was to cut off her husband’s penis. John Bobbitt is a lucky guy; doctors were able to reattach his penis. No one is going to be able to sew Lorena Bobbitt back together.
7. Halle Berry
Oscar winner HALLE BERRY has dismissed reports she was a battered woman, insisting her physical battles with men were one-offs. The MONSTER’S BALL beauty has previously admitted she had experienced violence in past relationships, but insists the first time her exes raised their hands to her, was also the last time.
6. Brett Butler
At the age of 20, Brett Butler married Charles Wilson. But there was no happily ever after for her. Like her mother, she found herself in an abusive relationship. After a few years, Butler found the strength to leave. She moved in with her mother in Houston and worked as a waitress. Sassy and smart, Butler soon became known for her sharp remarks to her customers. With some encouragement, she tried stand-up comedy.
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