Domestic violence discussion

Here’s a potentially interesting discussion topic. I’d suggest asking students if they would expect similar or different reactions in their hometown. The video shows two scenes in the UK – one where a man grabs a woman and one where a woman is the aggressor.

On a related note, I sometimes did a roleplay with my students based on a scene from season 1 of Lost – the scene where the Korean woman is wearing a bikini and the husband is working too hard to get her to cover up. The Korean husband ends up knocking his wife over and an American intervenes. The American punches the Korean guy only to be slapped by the Korean woman. I felt that scene would lead to an interesting discussion of domestic violence in different cultures and made for a good 3 person roleplay.

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