Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

I’ve just found an entry on PubMed for a curious sounding case study:

An unusual perversion: the desire to be injured by an automobile operated by a woman.

American Journal of Psychiatry. 1960 May;116:1032.


I imagine it caused havoc during rush hour.

Unfortunately, the paper doesn’t have a summary, and I’m not able to access back issues of the AJP at the moment, so it will have to remain a mystery for the time being.

Link to PubMed entry.

1 thought on “Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!”

  1. J.G. Ballard’s novel Crash was published in 1973. Maybe he had come across that 1960 journal article and it inspired him.

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