Hillary brought this article to my attention today.
It's an excerpt from an article called "Warning Signs You're Dating A Loser" by Dr. Joseph Carver who advises women to look out for the following:
1) Rough treatment: such as hitting, punching kicking, and hair pulling.
2) Quick attachment: shallow emotions and connections.
3) Killing your self-confidence: correcting your mistakes, putting you down, calling you fat, etc.
It's so weird because I thought that all those things sounded an awful lot like domestic violence, and that a loser was more like a guy who tucked his striped shirt into his plaid pants and lived in the basement with his mom.
You can read the entire article here. If you want to e-mail The Oregonian and tell them you don't think it's appropriate to pass abuser off as "losers" e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org