Woman breaks glass on boyfriend’s head, swings sword at him-but don’t call it ‘Domestic Violence’

Ft. Worth, TX–If it’s domestic violence and it’s committed by a¬†woman, it’s not domestic violence. In stories of women attacking their husbands or boyfriends, it’s rare for the media to use the term “domestic violence.”

From Woman faces charge after dishwashing dispute (Associated Press, 9/15/08):

Police say a 20-year-old woman faces an aggravated assault charge after she bit her boyfriend, broke a picture frame across his face and swung at him with a sword during an argument about him not doing the dishes.

The woman was arrested Thursday afternoon at the couple’s apartment, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported on its Web site.

The 21-year-old man told police that he became involved in an argument because the woman was upset that the dishes were not clean. Police Lt. Paul Henderson said the woman told the man to leave the apartment, but he refused.

Henderson said the woman then tried to physically remove the man. During the ensuing struggle, the woman bit the man’s right shoulder and broke a picture frame across his face, causing visible cuts, Henderson said.

The woman then grabbed an approximately 2-foot sword and swung it at him, but missed, police said.

The woman was released from a Mansfield jail after posting a $10,000 bond, jail officials said.

Henderson said the man and woman had lived together for four months.

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