And my host also reminds me that it’s naïve for me to find it hard to believe that, for example, there were 59 DV deaths in Wisconsin last year.

This post by Mother Jones‘s Mac McClelland about rising domestic violence rates reminded me of one of the best Reader features I’ve ever read, a 1992 piece by Kitry Krause, in which she actually sits down with wife-beaters and talks to them about why they did and do it. It’s horrifying and compelling, and well worth reading.