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Old 06-20-2006, 07:58 PM   #5
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Re: Article: Violence by Ross Robertson

But what about control as a cause as well? It's almost territorial, but not quite. Control over others and oneself can be considered a cause of violence as well. And in case of rape and domestic violence (which are not really gender specific) the main cause is about the need to exert dominance over others. There is also the kind of violence that people wreak havoc on themselves with eating disorders and at the root of eating disorders is the need to control one's life by controlling (by not eating, purging, overeating) what one eats. Essentially, the person is exerting control over one's self in an attempt to exert some control, perhaps the only control, that they have in their life.

Anne Marie Giri
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