My character comes into her own strength, fights for those she loves including her son and defends her family, her culture and herself. Maybe as a whole, we as a society, have been overrun with violence in the media. Maybe expressing these types of views, producing movies and books with such brutality is too much, but I am confident in saying this is not the cause of the sickness that has spread through our civilization that drives people to go out and hurt others.
Recently, we have all seen the news reports of the young man who took the lives of his peers after being repeatedly rejected by women, professional athletes beating loved ones and crazed people eating body parts.
In times where things like this happen and we look to lay blame, we shouldn't look at parents, law enforcement or anyone else as much as we look at ourselves. In a society where we value the clothes we wear, the car we drive, perfect cheekbones and six pack abs, maybe we should look at ourselves and our own values. Why do these people feel that violence is a justifiable outlet? How can they feel so wronged they hurt others? (With the exception of the obviously crazy people who cannibalize.)
Looks, a European car and influential family ties, social standing, money and athletic contracts don't automatically make you a catch. Women don't always respond to those things when your personality screams out that you are an entitled, spoiled snot. I have no idea what these people are like personally, but I would love to tell them a few things...
#1 - Women, children or anyone of less physical size and strength than yourself aren't punching bags or deserve to be abused in any way.
#2 - Someday you are going to misjudge someone who appears to look like a victim and they will teach you the lesson of your life. I, myself, am not a small gal. I'm 5'9, but next to a large man, I may appear fragile or weak. I am not. I have taken multiple forms of martial arts, was raised to defend myself and can do so with my own body, or if needed, I am a darn good shot. Do not assume anyone is defenseless. Someday you may run into me, or a gal like me who doesn't play that.
#3 - There is nothing more gratifying than walking away from someone who has instigated an argument or wronged you in some way by taking the higher road and making them look like the fool. Back to my days as a teacher (and mother) - Use your words, not your fists. Want to feel good about yourself? Realize that you can verbalize your thoughts and feelings and come out all the smarter instead of a convicted felon.
#4 - Be kind to those you love. If you aren't, they won't love you anymore and eventually they will leave you. If you have a poor attitude and an abusive personality, no one will ever love you.