Published in Vice Aus/NZ, 2015
You know that feeling when you're holding something adorable and suddenly want to mash its cute little ribcage into its lungs? It's a feeling generally accompanied by a statement like, "Aghck it's just so sweet! I could just crush it!" At face value this is a fairly psychopathic urge, but it turns out this frustration is actually a well-documented psychological phenomenon known as "cute aggression."