A 29-year-old Vietnamese woman, only identified by her surname, Pan, was sick and tired of her husband's philandering ways and his physical abuse. So she did what any scorned, crazed woman would do, ehem: She waited until he was passed out from drugs and sleeping pills and cut off his penis -- with a pair of scissors. Then she threw the severed member in a Taiwanese river like it ain't no thang.
Afterward, she turned herself into police and allegedly told them that she felt no regret for what she did to her unemployed, drugged-out dirtbag of a husband.
I've always considered myself to be somewhat of a pacifist. You seriously have to wonder about woman who has the cojones to cut off a man's weenus. Lord knows I wouldn't be able to go through with something like this, no matter how much the woman-beating, philandering bastard deserved it. Cutting off a dude's private parts -- with scissors (scissors!) no less -- would probably be more punishment for me than the man itself. Shudder! Blech! Ick!
Then again, I've never been pushed to such a point of desperation in my life. I imagine women who are actually ready to go through with ... the deed have reached a place where they literally have nowhere else to go. They've been abused -- physically, sexually, and emotionally -- for far too long. I can only imagine that cutting off the thing that essentially gives men their power must seem like the only possible option to them.
Pan, who worked at a local karaoke shop to support her family, has been taken into custody on charges of assault. And you know what? I bet she couldn't care less. She probably feels pretty damn good right now.
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