If you hadn’t heard the news by now, a Brooklyn woman stabbed her husband to death with a pair of scissors on Friday after finding a porn flick in the home they share with their three young children. Apparently, the couple is said to have fought a lot recently over money, and the wife just snapped when she found out her unemployed hubby was watching porn movies around their four-year old. After stabbing him once in the chest, she called the police and kept screaming about the porn while they arrested her for what would later become a second degree murder charge. Now, I also must point out that she killed her husband in front of their three kids. WTF? Clearly, she lost it. Obviously, porn can be a very touchy topic in any relationship, especially when you share a home together, but it’s certainly not cause to kill.
Now I’ll admit that there’s porn stashed in my home, and it’s been the catalyst for a few squabbles between Hubby 2 Be and I before. His take: All men own and watch it, and we women should never fool ourselves into thinking otherwise. My take: Nothing is more disturbing than turning on what you thought was a romantic comedy DVD you fell asleep on the night before only to find a giant butt on your flat screen. Or better yet, logging on to your computer to check your e-mail only to find it’s been invaded by tons of x-rated porn ads leftover from your guy’s last visit to his favorite late-night site. It’s not that I’m judging him for wanting to watch it. (I honestly don’t get the draw here, but it’s not a battle worth fighting to me.) I’m more disappointed in how little care my fiancé, and most likely all other men, takes in trying to conceal is guilty pleasures. I know you’re watching Ultimate Butts Part 48 when I’m out with the girls, but do I have to trip right over the evidence? Watch if you must, but take a few extra minutes to replace the disc that was in the player, or to buy your own copies so you don’t have to destroy my PC trying to get it for free. Is that really too much to ask? Now, I’m not going to kill you for being so impolite (that poor woman should have just walked out!) but I might just make you buy me a new computer the next time mine crashes.
Wives and girlfriends, any thoughts on this one? Am I off base here? Do you give a whoha?