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Scorned Women Come Out Swinging

Stand by your man? In 2009, his Escalade meets your golf club
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 3, 2009 6:21 AM CST
Updated Dec 3, 2009 6:48 AM CST
Scorned Women Come Out Swinging
She's a lot tougher than you might think.   (AP Photo/AMC Frank Ockenfels)

(Newser) – The meek may inherit the earth, but swinging a mean golf club may do a lot more for the soul. Shutting up and smiling through a husband's humiliating infidelities appears to be a thing of the past as women from Elin Nordegren Woods to Jenny Sanford, Betty Draper and even Taylor Swift let their men know this year, and not so subtly, that they're not going to take it anymore.

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Unfolding dramas in homes is a kind of "Rorschach test for other women," screenwriter Nora Ephron tells Rebecca Dana of the Daily Beast. It's “all about women feeling their own power and getting comfortable with their own anger,” says actress Susie Edelman, who plays a kick-ass wife in Curb Your Enthusiasm. And when all else fails, notes Dana, there's always the nine-iron.
(Read more Betty Draper stories.)

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