Guys, domestic violence is really bad.
But victim shaming, the process of blaming the victim of said domestic or sexual abuse, is just as horrifying. And in the wake of Stephen A. Smith’s comments regarding Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and domestic violence, it dawned on us he’s not the only one who likes to blame women for being knocked unconscious and dragged from elevators in Atlantic City.
Seriously. What the fuck?
Here are eight other celebrities, media pundits, or publications that have this domestic violence thing all wrong. Bottom line? Stop blaming women for the abuse they endure.
The Mansplainer — Stephen A. Smith:
The Supporter Who’s Bad At Analogies And Spelling — Shad Moss (aka Bow Wow):
The Non-Ally — Whoopi Goldberg:
The Enabler — The National Football League:
From ESPN: NFL senior vice president of labor policy Adolpho Birch strongly disagreed Monday that the league’s two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for his domestic violence arrest was too light. Birch, appearing Monday morning on ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike,” responded to criticism via traditional and social media about the penalty, which was handed down Thursday and stems from Rice’s arrest after he allegedly struck then-fiancée Janay Palmer unconscious in an Atlantic City casino hotel elevator in February.
“Listen, I think if you are any player and you think that based on this decision that it’s OK to go out and commit that kind of conduct, I think that is something that I would suggest to you that no player is going to go out and do that,” Birch said Monday. “So in terms of sending a message about what the league stands for, we’ve done that. We can talk about the degree of discipline, we can talk about whether or not third parties need to be involved. I would suggest to you that a third party has been involved in this matter and that was the court that reviewed it, the prosecutor that reviewed it.”
The If You Want To Look Chic While Being Hit Publication — Vogue Italia
Read about it here.
The Do Better Chastiser — Fox News’ Dana Perino:
The You Just Want Attention Shamer — Washington Post Columnist George Will:
They are learning that when they say campus victimizations are ubiquitous (“micro-aggressions,” often not discernible to the untutored eye, are everywhere), and that when they make victimhood a coveted status that confers privileges, victims proliferate.
Now the Obama administration is riding to the rescue of “sexual assault” victims. It vows to excavate equities from the ambiguities of the hookup culture, this cocktail of hormones, alcohol and the faux sophistication of today’s prolonged adolescence of especially privileged young adults.
Read the rest of Will’s column here.
The Single Mom Haters — Washington Post Writers W. Bradford Wilcox and Robin Fretwell Wilson:
Read this fuckery here.
And The One Who Doesn’t Take Domestic Violence Against Men Seriously — Fox News’ Tucker Carlson:
Message to all…just do better.