Why not? What, you think only girls/women have little twisted fantasies about torturing little virtual people?
The first time I played it, I tried to be nice. Built a nice house, put a guy in it, helped him get a job.... Then one day he came home with a friend. At first I built a 2nd bedroom but then discovered they preferred to share a bed. Ok, whatever. The friend wasn't much interested in getting a job so I tried to make him do chores around the house. This worked out fine for awhile. Until one day...the friend decided to cook dinner for his boyfriend. Like, actually cook, not just use the microwave. Problem is, I hadn't taught him the cooking skill and....sure enough, he set the stove on fire. This caused him to run around in a panic until HE caught on fire. At which point the other guy could only watch in horror as his lover burned to a crisp in front of him. Overcome with grief, he refused to leave the kitchen, let alone move, and so he burned up as well. With no one in the house, I couldn't call the fire department. I also couldn't convince any neighbors to come into the house to call the fire department. A while later, the fire had spread... Soon the whole neighborhood was on fire.
I ended up reinstalling the game from scratch. This time, I made no one got a stove until everyone in the house knew how to cook.