We could do much to change the way our public views domestic violence by providing training to those at newspapers and news websites who write headlines for articles. The lesson: stop minimizing violence against women and trying to turn it into a joke!
Headline: Man poisoned wife in "ill thought-out" act of love
Actual Article: A man who tried to poison his estranged wife so he could rekindle her love by nursing her back to health gets no jail time.
Headline: Man accused of plotting mayhem to win woman's love
Actual Article: Man tries to hire his roommate to kidnap a woman, slash her face repeatedly with a utility knife and torch her Toyota.
Headline: Boyfriend of the year material
Actual Article: A woman reports a former boyfriend's stalking behavior, including threats to post videos of their intimate moments on Youtube and Myspace, tried to interference with a job opportunity, and comments that, in the past, he "has killed someone."
Headline: Husband goes nuts over nuts
Actual Article: A man beats his wife in front of their children.