"These murders of wives and girlfriends -- crimes the Bureau of Justice Statistics labels intimate homicides -- were hardly the first. ... Striking about these intimate homicides is their lack of intimacy. They tend to be planned and carried out with the kind of ruthless calculation that would go into any military plan of attack. Most were designed to eliminate an inconveniently pregnant lover and an unwelcome child, or to inflict the ultimate lesson on a woman about to make good her escape from a man's control." - Ann Jones, Death on the Home Front, tomdispatch.com, 31 March 2009.