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Domestic Violence Goes Both Ways

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After being subjected to the non-stop coverage by the media of the Chris Brown/Rhianna situation I feel like I have to stand up for my fellow males in this country. The coverage and reporting of this story is so one-sided that it burns me up. What you have here are two young people who had a fight. No one knows who hit who first. All they see are the pictures of this young woman battered and bruised and they automatically jump all over the young man. As this story wore on, more bits and pieces come out about her temperament, and how she admitted herself how she bashed her brother in the face with a bottle, and how she likes to fight men. Who knows what this man faced in that car. If he hit her first, then he needs to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Again, I wasn’t in the car with them so I can’t pass judgment.

I do know that it’s terribly unfair and rather sexiest to keep saying how a man should never hit a woman, but never utter the words that a woman should never hit a man either. I’ve seen many women punch, kick, or slap their boyfriends or husbands because they were angry at him. Where’s the public outcry over that? Why is it acceptable to show women beating and killing men on television and in the movies but not acceptable if a man does the same to a woman? A man has a right to defend himself against anyone who assaults him, whether that person is a man or a woman.

Why isn’t Oprah doing a show about domestic violence after a female celebrity hits her husband or boyfriend? For her to wade into this was ridiculous. Domestic violence is a serious issue and lots of women and men are victims of it. Men need to stop “walking away” when they are kicked, punched, or slapped by a woman and start picking up a phone to dial 911. Because a woman is naturally physically weaker than a man doesn’t give her a right to hit him when she becomes angry. I have been married for twenty-five years and I wouldn’t even think about raising my hand to my lovely wife when angry and you want to know the reason why? It’s because she never raises her hand to me


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