Sunday, July 12, 2009

Where victims of domestic homicide are killed tells us a lot about the battle of the sexes. In the 1950s when Marvin Wolfgang did his classic study, women killed their husbands in the kitchen. It happened there because women actually cooked back then. Now, it's moved to the living room. The typical male victim is found with a beer can in one hand, the remote in the other, with a look of, "Hell no, I'm not going to fix that now," on his face. A female victim, in contrast, is usually found in the bedroom. Her last words were, "I have a headache again, dear... Why are you picking up that lamp?"

8 comments:

Jason said...

If that's an attempt at humor, it's a piss poor one.

Ron Guhname said...

Yeah, and you've shown yourself to be a real riot around here.

Commodore said...

A related and possibly interesting question might be what weapons were used. I would have thought the kitchen would still be the most likely room because of the prescence of knives. What would it be now? Smothered with a yoga mat?

Jason said...

I prefer dark, ironic humor.

For example, did you hear the one about the guy who tried to convince his audience that he opposed abortion because he genuinely valued life, and not because it was convenient leverage to control women and their sexuality? Then he started telling jokes about killing the bitch because she wouldn't put out.

That one gets me every time.

Ron Guhname said...

Right, and the part about the dead husband proves I'm a man-hating lesbian too.

What a humorless dick. Talk about confirming the stereotype.

Anonymous said...

Ron,

Here is some humor for you (I liked it anyway),

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_t3_fMo06ljA/SlxzlfYb30I/AAAAAAAACTQ/kmDiUlhAu54/s1600-h/statue.bmp

Alex said...

Ron's joke wasn't amazing (it gave me a chuckle), but Jason's joke is just painfully awful:

"For example, did you hear the one about the guy who tried to convince his audience that he opposed abortion because he genuinely valued life, and not because it was convenient leverage to control women and their sexuality? Then he started telling jokes about killing the bitch because she wouldn't put out."

Okay, that's not funny. It's just out of character. You clearly don't understand the basic concept of humor, which is to make people behave logically in situations that produce ironic results.

SFG said...

Oh whatever. Nobody ever said Inductivist had to be politically correct. ;)