ויאמר האדם האשה אשר נתתה עמדי הוא נתנה לי מן העץ ואכל
And the man said: The woman that you gave to me, she gave me from the tree and I ate.
This is a bit strange because, from what we know, the woman did not give him a piece of the tree but rather from the fruit of the tree. Why does the pasuk imply that she gave him from the tree itself?
Perhaps we can answer that the woman actually did give him a piece of the עץ. The word עץ sometimes means "tree" and sometimes it means "wood". What the pasuk is telling us is that she gave him some wood from the tree and that caused him to eat. How so?
She beat him with the wood until he consented to eat the fruit!
No, I am not making this up; but - I don't feel like divulging my sources (witness protection).
And so we see that domestic violence has been with us since the first day of Creation.
When will it end?