Domestic violence is an under spoken problem with significant consequences. It affects not just the people involved but their friends and their families.
The further out the problem is known, the worse it usually is. A few domestic violence cases have ever eclipsed the spectacle of the story of John and Lorena Bobbitt.
It’s a tale of exotic love, of tricky accusations, and of a man getting his penis cut off.
Yes, Lorena Bobbit cut off her husband John’s penis in the night, threw it out their window, and that case became a national media circus.
Who wouldn’t want to talk about it? Who wouldn’t want to talk to them? Never mind the why, the trauma either person went through, the degradation they faced, or the natural consequences of domestic abuse brought to light.
A man got his penis cut off by an angry wife. That’s all anyone knew for years.
10 The Snipping
One night, John came home from drinking and wanted to relax. After having sex with his wife, she got upset and went down to the kitchen to pick up an 8-inch knife.
She stormed into the bedroom while John was asleep, cut off his penis, and ran out of the house with it to throw it away in a field.
Immediately after, she was apprehended, and a search was conducted for the missing part. It was found, brought to a hospital with John, and reattached. Miraculously, after a period of recovery, it was working again.
9 The Lead-Up
According to Lorena, she was a victim of marital rape and other abuse forms over their brief marriage. They had only been together for a few years, but we’re ready to consider divorce.
For her, it was a matter of life and death. She was an immigrant from Ecuador. The marriage was one of the only things keeping her in the country, along with her job.
She endured much of John’s abuse until one day it drove her over the edge, and she retaliated physically.