The healing power of comic-book violence…

I’ve been reading an extraordinarily interesting article on comic-book violence and it’s capacity to help children express their natural aggression. And, frankly, I’m loving it. I couldn’t agree more with the sentiments in it. In some ways, it is remarkably close to some of my doctoral work on Natural Born Killers, identification and violence, and I’m contemplating sending my work to the author to see what he thinks of it. In the meantime, here’s one of the most insightful things I think I have read in years:

“We risk confusing [children] about their natural aggression in the same way the Victorians confused their children about their sexuality.” [Read the article]